The unique model would put utility bill savings from solar installation into a fund to help residents cover expenses such as medical bills or college tuition.
The Metropolitan Council is seeking building owners who are interested in solar and open to increasing the number of units eligible for Section 8 vouchers.
A recent report draws attention to the extreme energy burden facing hundreds of low-income and people of color in the community.
Impacts will fall disproportionately on low-income customers and people of color, affordable housing advocates say.
Michael Sorkin died this spring, but partners on Chicago’s South Side are determined to make his net-zero plans a reality.