Learn How to Participate

Eligibility Requirements

Any project pursuing OHCS Multifamily Energy Program (OR-MEP) incentives must:

  • Be an existing or new construction multifamily rental property with at least 5 residential units per building (campuses of five or more duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes are also eligible)

  • Receive electricity from Pacific Power or Portland General Electric,

  • Be heated by a hard-wired electrical heating system,

  • Meet program affordability requirements, where residents in at least 50% of units are at or below 80% area median income (AMI) and units must remain affordable for at least 10 years

Not sure if you meet the program affordability requirement? For projects that don’t currently have an affordable regulatory agreement in place, view the naturally occurring affordable housing fact sheet for additional opportunities to participate in the program.

Apply for Incentives

OR-MEP accepts applications for incentives once every six months during Open Enrollment. Projects can learn how to apply by visiting our application page.

Submit an Interest Form

If you’re not ready to apply for OR-MEP funding, submit an interest form to tell us more about your project. We’ll add you to the OR-MEP email list so you receive notice of all Open Enrollment phases.

Incentives and Participation Pathways

Path 1: Menu

Are you looking to upgrade one or two elements of your property?

Select measures from a menu.

Incentive Range (per unit):
$30 – $1,500

Path 2: Bundled

Are you planning to improve multiple elements of your property?

Choose a bundle of measures for additional savings.

Incentive Range (per unit):
$150 – $2,500

Path 3: Whole Building

Are you looking to make property-wide upgrades and maximize your incentive?

Increase savings through a customized whole building approach.

Incentive Range (per unit):
$500 – $4,500

Incentive ranges are estimates only based on current program activity.

Our Incentives at a Glance booklet outlines the participation pathways and includes OR-MEP’s preset menu of measures for the menu and bundled pathways. View the booklet to see detailed incentive information for all three pathways.