Energy Trust of Oregon is offering cash rebates that can cover up to 100% of the cost for property managers of multifamily housing and manufactured home parks to create a safe cooling space in common areas, such as lobbies, dining areas, community rooms or laundry areas. Many of Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens lack cooling in their homes and this can be dangerous during extreme heat events.

The Landlord-Provided Cooling Space initiative can provide full-cost rebates for ductless heat pumps, portable and window air conditioners sized to provide safe cooling levels when temperatures exceed 90 degrees for more than 2-3 days. Energy Trust also provides technical assistance to select the best equipment and cooling capacity for the available space.

This is part of a statewide effort to provide safe cooling spaces for Oregonians, especially vulnerable populations, including:

  • Tribal Housing

  • Affordable multifamily housing 

  • Nonprofit-managed multifamily housing 

  • Senior housing

  • Agricultural workforce housing

  • Manufactured home parks

For more information, contact Energy Trust. Other organizations are offering financial support to property managers to install in-unit cooling. Read more about?in-unit cooling incentives.