Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting on the
Affordable Housing Program for the
New Solar Homes Partnership
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (Affordable Housing Committee), established as part of the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP), will meet to discuss and comment on recommendations for affordable housing program design and other activities related to the implementation of the affordable housing program. The meeting will be held:
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room B
To participate by phone,
please call 888-552-9191 by 9 a.m.
Call Leader: Diana Chong
Purpose and Agenda
This and subsequent meetings and public workshops will provide Affordable Housing Committee members and participants a forum to discuss issues, comment on proposals, and recommend implementation strategies. At this fourth meeting, members and participants will report on the status of activities related to the implementation of the affordable housing program and discuss the January 31 proposal, drafted by the Affordable Housing Committee's program design subcommittee.
An incentive structure and process for affordable housing is currently incorporated into the NSHP Guidebook, adopted by the Energy Commission at the December 13, 2006 Business Meeting. The NSHP Guidebook is expected to incorporate program design and implementation ideas and recommendations from the Affordable Housing Committee at a later date.
The California Energy Commission's New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) began on January 2, 2007. The NSHP program encourages the installation of photovoltaic systems in highly energy efficient new residential construction. At the encouragement of the Energy Commission Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, an Affordable Housing Committee has been formed to provide input on program design and implementation strategies for the affordable housing component of the NSHP. The Affordable Housing Committee is an independent, informal stakeholder group which includes representatives from California's Department of Housing and Community Development, the State Treasurer's Office, California Housing Finance Agency, the affordable housing development community, commercial banking, and solar energy industries. A list of the Affordable Housing Committee members is available upon request.
While Commissioners of the Energy Commission do not serve on the independent Affordable Housing Committee, they are interested in facilitating this form of public and stakeholder participation, and may attend advisory committee meetings. To this end, an Affordable Housing Committee meeting is being held at the Energy Commission and notice of the meeting is being posted on the Energy Commission's Web site. Future meetings, as well as Affordable Housing Committee materials, will also be posted on the Energy Commission's website: www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/06-NSHP-1/.
For questions about the Affordable Housing Committee, please contact Sandy Miller at (916) 654-5166 or [email@example.com].
For more information on the New Solar Homes Partnership, visit [www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov].
Chairman and Associate Member
Date Posted: March 12, 2007
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