Low cost financing available for property improvements to homes and businesses.
The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is a local non-profit organization that helps residents and businesses access low-cost financing for assorted property improvements, including: high-efficiency air conditioning units; weatherization; insulation; solar water heaters; solar panels; roofs; windows; doors; hurricane shutters; and, much more. SELF has 3 types of financing programs: (1) micro-loans; (2) Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE); and, (3) crowdfunding. To find out more about SELF, visit their website.
Residential Loan Program (Available Statewide)
Homeowners are eligible for low-cost financing to make assorted home improvements, with 100% upfront financing available at below-market rates. Homeowners with poor and limited credit history are eligible to apply.
Contact SELF’s Residential Loan Officer, Roy Eastman Degannes, at #(772) 468-1818 for more details and consultations.
Download the brochure Here.
Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) (All of St. Lucie County, including the City of Port St. Lucie)
The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) administers St. Lucie County’s Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which provides financing for: (1) energy efficiency (e.g., HVAC, LED lights, weatherization); (2) renewable energy (e.g., solar water heaters and solar PV); and, (3) wind resilience (e.g., roofs, doors, windows, hurricane shutters). PACE financing is a land-secured assessment that property owners can voluntarily undertake to secure 100% upfront financing for assorted property improvements. PACE financing is available to Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and non-profit landowners who have paid their taxes on time over the last 3 years and have equity in the subject property. PACE is collateralized by the equity in the property, rather than a credit check, and financing is available for 5, 10, 15, and 20 year terms. Property-owners repay the annual assessments as a part of their annual property tax bill.
Contact SELF’s PACE Manager, Chuck Washington, at #(772) 468-1818 for more details and consultations.
Worldwide Crowdfunding (Available Statewide)
SELF is an approved field partner with the international, non-profit crowdfunding organization – KIVA.org. Special low-interest rate financing is available for women and veteran homeowners.