Business View Magazine | May/June 2022

7 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 5 O p e n i n g L i n e s HUD ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR WASHINGTON, D.C.’S “SOLAR FOR ALL” PROGRAM T he U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced its support for Washington, D.C.’s “Solar for All” program to ensure that residents of HUD- assisted properties in the District are able to access the program without experiencing an increase in their housing costs. “This opportunity highlights the many ways that HUD is ensuring an equitable path towards resilient infrastructure,” said Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman. “We look forward to continuing the path towards ensuring that all communities can participate in the transition to a clean economy.” D.C.’s “Solar for All” initiative aims to bring the benefits of solar energy to 100,000 families with low to moderate incomes in the District of Columbia. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has determined that D.C. Solar for All’s community-net-metering (CNM) credits will be excluded from household income and utility allowance calculations and therefore will not induce a rent increase or utility allowance adjustment for residents in properties participating in HUD Multifamily rental assistance programs. This announcement allows HUD to advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 initiative objectives, address climate concerns, and