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Keeping The Bradford Apartments Affordable Through Energy Efficiency

Rent can be a large part of a family’s income. Outdated and inefficient building systems can result in high energy bills for residents. At the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, we’re focused on helping families find and keep affordable housing.

Recently The Bradford apartments located in Hagerstown, Maryland and built in 1974, received help from our Multifamily Energy Efficiency Improvement and Housing Affordability (MEEHA) Program which helps fund energy efficient measures. Nearly 200 previously energy-burdened families at The Bradford now benefit from reduced utility bills, helping to keep their homes affordable. The retrofit resulted in $56,000 in annual cost and environmental savings for the residents.

Since 2009, the department’s energy efficiency programs have saved Maryland customers more than $4 billion in energy costs. There are additional benefits:

• Improves the lives of residents by reducing energy bills
• Provides capital to local contractors
• Reduces our state’s overall energy usage

Our Deputy Director of the Community Development Administration, John Maneval, is featured in this informational video. For more information on our programs, call 301-429-7400 / 1-800-756-0119 or email customerservice.dhcd@maryland.gov.