MTC - Massachusetts Green Communities Grant

May 28, 2008


In a cooperative effort with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., MassHousing and The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) have established the Massachusetts Green Communities™ partnership. Within this cooperative effort, MassHousing’s Green Affordable Housing Development Program seeks to promote the construction of renewable energy generation systems in affordable housing developments financed by MassHousing or the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. MassHousing, through an $8.5 million Renewable Energy Trust (RET) funding award, offers feasibility grants, design grants and construction grants or loans for installing renewable energy systems. Larger multifamily affordable rental housing developments that meet ENERGY STAR standards may qualify for funding for a renewable energy system greater than or equal to 10 kW (100 kW for wind power projects). For more information contact Ray Johnson at or visit

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
Incentive Amount: Varies per project
Maximum Incentive: Up to $30,000 for Feasibility; up to $50,000 for design; up to $500,000 for construction
Equipment Requirements: Systems must be new, UL listed, and meet applicable IEEE standards; Must have dedicated meter that meets ANSI C-12 standards
Installation Requirements: Must be grid-connected and in an investor-owned utility's territory. Structure must be built to EnergyStar standard or better. Must comply with all federal, state, and local codes, and NEC standards; Project must be pre-approved, and there is no list of pre-approved contractors


Name: Decia Goodwin
Organization: Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency
Address: One Beacon Street
Boston MA 02108
Phone: (617) 854-1703

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.