Adoption of Energy Efficiency-Based Utility Allowance Schedule sign now

October 11, 2005

Attention:
Mario Turner-Lloveras
Housing Development Administrator
Housing & Community Development Department of Orange County
1770 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706-2642

Dear Mr. Turner-Lloveras,
We ask that the Housing & Community Development Department of Orange County adopt an Energy Efficiency-Based Utility Allowance (EEBUA) schedule. The EEBUA schedule offers lower utility allowance for energy-efficient projects that lower tenant utility bills, without increasing the total housing burden on tenants.

Free assistance to local housing authorities to adopt and implement an EEBUA schedule is provided through the publicly-funded, public service program called Designed for Comfort: EFFICIENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING (EAH). The program is paid for by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and administered by the Heschong Mahone Group, Inc. on behalf of CPUC. [website: www.designedforcomfort.com , contact person: Julieann Summerford (619) 917-5690].

This program would allow us to:
Qualify for additional financing/funding
Create a payback mechanism for our investments in energy efficiency
Provide more efficient and comfortable homes to tenants
Help to lower energy bills for tenants (EEBUA is structured such that the utility savings are shared between the owners and tenants)

As affordable housing owners/developers, we want to see the Housing & Community Development Department of Orange County adopt an EEBUA schedule by the end of the year as we have projects awaiting a decision to invest in energy efficiency, and you have the opportunity to take advantage of services offered free to you to adopt and implement this effort to provide efficient affordable housing. This offer of free assistance is currently slated to expire on December 31, 2005. For these reasons, time is of the essence and we would appreciate your prompt consideration.

Additional information
Current list of Public Housing Authorities in California that have adopted an EEBUA schedule:
- Housing Authority of the County of Riverside
- City of Norwalk Housing Authority
- Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa
- Yolo County Housing Authority
- Housing Authority of Monterey County
- City of San Diego Housing Authority
- Housing Authority of the County of San Diego, Department of HCD
- Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach
- Housing Authority of the County of Marin
In addition, the San Francisco and San Joaquin Public Housing Authorities are in the process of adopting an EEBUA schedule.

Cc:
Housing & Community Development Dept. of Orange County
10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, California 92701
First District Supervisor - The Honorable Lou Correa
Second District Supervisor - The Honorable James W.Silva, Vice Chair
Third District Supervisor - The Honorable Bill Campbell
Fourth District Supervisor - The Honorable Chris Norby
Fifth District Supervisor - The Honorable Thomas W. Wilson, Chair

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