Home Upgrade Program

No-cost electric appliances, energy efficiency upgrades, and home repairs

This program provides income-qualified homeowners with home repairs and energy efficiency upgrades at no cost. You can improve your home, making it more comfortable, healthier, and even save money on your utility bill.

How to qualify

To qualify for the Home Upgrade Program, you must:  

  1. Live in San Mateo County  
  2. Own and live in a single-family home, duplex, triplex, or fourplex 
  3. Use gas or propane appliances to heat your home, heat your water and/or cook 
  4. Meet one of the qualifying household income requirements:
  • Residency in Affordable Housing, Public Housing, or Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) 
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only) 
  • California Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) 
  • CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps) 
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 
  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal (TANF) 
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 
  • Free or Reduced National School Lunch Program (NSLP) 
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 
  • Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESA) 
Your household makes less than the total combined household income maximum
Household size Total Maximum
1 $102,450
2 $117,100
3 $131,750
4 $146,350
5 $158,100
6 $169,800
7 $181,500
8 $193,200
Each additional person add $11,700

Next steps:

1. Qualifying appointment

After you pre-apply, RHA will contact you for the initial interview and to schedule your no-cost in-home qualifying appointment at a time convenient for you.

2. Energy assessment

A trained energy advisor will conduct a home assessment, determine which energy efficiency upgrades and minor home repairs you qualify for and coordinate installation of your upgrades

3. Installation of upgrades

Skilled contractors will install your energy-efficient upgrades and home repairs at no cost.

Talk to our program team

Peninsula Clean Energy is partnering with RHA and El Concilio to administer the Home Upgrade program:

    • RHA will help set up your qualifying appointment with El Concilio, and once you have been enrolled, will complete your energy assessment and coordinate installation
    • El Concilio will work with you to complete your program enrollment

If you have any questions about the program, please email PCE-HomeUpgrade@rhainc.com or call  650-449-6525.

Frequently asked questions

All Peninsula Clean Energy customers are eligible if they meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the section: how to qualify

At this time, this program is only available to homeowners who meet the eligibility criteria.

Projects can require 2 – 3 months from enrollment to completion, depending on the level of complexity, availability of appliances and access to the home.

You can email questions to: PCE-HomeUpgrade@rhainc.com

or call 650-449-6525 and ask about the Home Upgrade Program.