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City, County Offer Financial Help for Residents to go Green

Alexander Nguyen | Times of San Diego

“This program makes it easier for many consumers to save money and go green, opening the door to more rooftop solar panels, more energy-efficient windows and other improvements,” said Dianne Jacob, chairwoman of the county Board of Supervisors.

Loans are available to many homeowners with the help of HERO, a program offered by San Diego-based Renovate America. PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy, loans approved through HERO and other lending programs are repaid through property tax assessments, the county said.

PACE loans are available starting this week in the cities of San Diego, El Cajon and Escondido, along with the region’s unincorporated more…


3 Habitat for Humanity Homes–With 1 for Wounded Vet–Going Up in Escondido

Christine Huard | Times of San Diego

About 200 volunteers for San Diego Habitat for Humanity began building three homes Monday, including one for a wounded veteran, that they hope to finish by Friday.

All three houses are being built from the ground up in the 500 block of North Elm Street in Escondido, on land donated by the city, according to the more…