Public Housing Authorities

Public Housing Authority Incentives

Housing authorities can benefit from a variety of energy efficiency projects. From low- or no-cost improvements to large-scale projects, increasing efficiency will help cut annual energy costs and improve the comfort of your residents. Ameren Illinois can provide incentives to help your public housing authority become more efficient.

Qualifying facilities may be eligible to receive:

  • FREE Energy-Saving Products
    We’ll give you energy efficiency products for each unit, such as LEDs, showerheads, aerators, advanced power strips, and smart thermostats — plus, LED specialty light bulbs at no cost for your common areas.
  • Air Sealing and Insulation Incentives
    You can also receive financial incentives for air sealing and insulating the units, if your property meets certain requirements.
  • Incentives for Other Improvements
    You may also qualify for incentives to cover facility-wide projects — such as interior and exterior lighting upgrades, heating and cooling improvements, and more — through the Business Energy Efficiency Program.

Does Your PHA Qualify?

A qualifying PHA:

  • Has a combined unit total of 550 or less public housing units and Section 8 vouchers
  • Has not been designated "troubled" under Section 6(j)(2) of the 1937 Act, the Public House Assessment System (PHAS), as a troubled public housing agency during the prior 12 months
  • Has not had a failing score under the Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) during the prior 12 months
  • Must be listed here

More Information

Why should I participate in the Ameren Illinois Multifamily Properties incentive offering?

If you own or manage a qualified property, the Multifamily Properties offering provides incentives to help you make money-saving upgrades to your property’s individual units and common areas. You may also qualify for direct installation assistance from Ameren Illinois — making it even easier for both you and your tenants to achieve energy savings.

What does the Multifamily Properties incentive offering cost me?

In most cases, nothing. The following energy efficiency products are provided at no cost to participating property owners and managers:


  • LEDs
  • High efficiency showerheads
  • Faucet aerators
  • Advanced power strips
  • Smart thermostats (installation charges may apply)


Property owners may also be eligible to receive financial incentives from Ameren Illinois for air sealing and insulating the units (property must meet certain requirements).

This seems too good to be true. What's the catch?

There is absolutely no catch. Ameren Illinois' Multifamily Property incentives are designed to help participating property owners and/or managers offset most or all of the cost to install energy-efficient products in their property’s individual units and common areas.

For other energy efficiency measures, such as air sealing and insulation­, the property owner may only be required to pay a fraction of the cost, while incentives covers the rest.