May 23, 2019

Happy, Healthy Homes Green Initiative’ Seeks to Help Low-Income Families Save on Energy Costs

A partnership program between the County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) has created the new “Happy, Health Homes Green Initiative” to help low-income families save money on energy costs.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, County Director of DEP Adam Ortiz and MHP President Robert Goldman helped launch the program to address a national issue that finds low-income households spending a larger portion of their income on home energy costs than other households.

Part of the initiative will work toward making more than 1,800 low-income families in MHP housing aware of energy assistance programs that are available to County residents. In addition, there are numerous useful “green” programs for which low-income residents may be eligible. The housing organization has properties located in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Wheaton.

More information is available at County's website or by calling DEP Residential Energy Program Manager Larissa Johnson at 240-777-7711.