Members eligible for this loan may reside anywhere in Ventura, Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo Counties:


emPower Central Coast and Ventura County Credit Union have teamed up to provide a low-cost financing option to residents in Ventura County and select Santa Barbara zip codes to upgrade their property through energy efficiency, water efficiency or renewable improvements. These improvements can save money, enhance your property, create local jobs and, of course, help the environment... a win-win for you and the community.

Launched on Earth Day 2010 by Santa Barbara County, emPower Central Coast (Elective Municipal Programs to Optimize Water, Energy and Renewables) is designed to take advantage of strong local demand for home retrofits by addressing two main barriers for homeowners: 1) accessing upfront money, and 2) navigating a new energy efficiency market.

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