The City of Orange Cove joined 13 other municipalities in giving its homeowners the chance to make energy and water efficiency improvements to their homes by approving the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy program.
The Orange Cove City Council voted to make the financing program available to its residents, who would pay for the services over time through a property tax bill.
Payments to the program are expected to give homeowners tax benefits and they may see immediate results in savings on utility bills.
Cities like Fresno, Clovis, Coalinga, Firebuagh, Fowler, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger and Selma all make the financing program available to their residents.
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Severne Williams, spokesman for the HERO program, said the company has helped fund residential efficiency projects in more than 60,000 homes in California, totaling $1.4 billion in financing.
Orange Cove residents can begin submitting applications to HERO by summer, Williams said.
For more information, visit www.HeroProgram.com.