Multifamily Properties

Multifamily Tenant Incentives

If you live in a multifamily property serviced by Ameren Illinois and want energy-efficient products in your unit, go to "For My Home" or email us your property manager's contact information.

Property Management Incentives

If you own or manage a multifamily property serviced by Ameren Illinois, we have some great news for you — we may be able to help you and your tenants start saving on energy costs!

What type of properties are eligible?

  • Multifamily properties containing (3) or more individual residential units
  • Multifamily properties with a high number of income-eligible customers
  • Public housing authorities in good standing

Qualifying facilities may be eligible to receive:

  • In Unit Incentives - Our field staff will directly install energy-efficiency products for each tenant unit, such as LEDs, water saving aerators and showerheads, advanced power strips, weatherization products and smart thermostats. All designed to save your tenants and you on your energy costs.
  • Building Air Sealing and Insulation Incentives - For qualifying properties.

Additional incentives available to Ameren Illinois business customers:

Does Your Multifamily Property Qualify?

A qualifying multifamily facility:

  • Has less than 50% Ameren Illinois income qualified (IQ) residents
  • Is any other multifamily property not designated as PHA or IQ

Offerings for each unit include free energy-saving products such as specialty LED bulbs, high efficiency shower heads, faucet aerators, smart thermostats, pipe wrap, in-unit door and window weather-stripping and air sealing, and advanced power strips.

Properties who are Ameren Illinois business customers, offerings for common area and facility exterior areas may include parking lot and security lighting replacements, hallway and common area lighting and occupancy sensors and some kitchen, laundry, vending and other equipment incentives*

*Properties must meet certain requirements to be eligible for common area and property lighting and equipment incentives.

A qualifying income qualified (IQ) multifamily facility:

  • Serves low income residents and participate in a government sponsored low income housing or rent subsidy programs such as Section 8, LIHTC, LIHEAP, HFA, RAD or Disaster Relief as listed on HUD or USDA .

  • Has rent levels by apartment size that are less than 80% of the HUD Fair Market Rent levels for the regions as listed here.

  • Serves low income residents and is a not-for-profit organization listed here.

Offerings for each unit include free energy-saving products such as LED bulbs, high efficiency shower heads, faucet aerators, smart thermostats, pipe wrap, in-unit door and window weather-stripping and air sealing, and advanced power strips. Properties may also qualify for building air sealing and insulation, window air conditioner replacements, or ductless heat pump incentives.

For IQ multifamily properties who are Ameren Illinois business customers, offerings for common areas and facility exterior areas may include parking lot and security lighting replacements, hallway and common area lighting and occupancy sensors and some kitchen, laundry, vending and other equipment incentives*

*Properties must meet certain requirements to be eligible for building air sealing, insulation or other lighting and equipment incentives.

 

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

Offerings for each unit include free energy-saving products such as LED bulbs, high efficiency shower heads, faucet aerators, smart thermostats, pipe wrap, in-unit door and window weather-stripping and air sealing, and advanced power strips. Properties may also qualify for building air sealing and insulation, window air conditioner replacements, or ductless heat pump incentives.

For PHA multifamily properties who are Ameren Illinois business customers, offerings for common areas and facility exterior areas may include parking lot and security lighting replacements, hallway and common area lighting and occupancy sensors and some kitchen, laundry, vending and other equipment incentives*

*Properties must meet certain requirements to be eligible for building air sealing, insulation or other lighting and equipment incentives.

For more information, visit AmerenIllinoisSavings.com/PHA

Other Resources

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Terra Properties Case Study
Following a free Energy Assessment, Terra Properties worked with Ameren Illinois to install long-lasting LED lighting, energy-efficient shower heads, faucet aerators, advanced power strips, and smart thermostats in a number of federally subsidized housing units.

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Housing Authority of the City of East St. Louis Case Study
In its mission to provide safe, affordable housing, the City of East St. Louis Housing Authority (ESLHA) found an ally in Ameren Illinois. Across its service territory, the utility offers multifamily incentives to improve the energy performance and comfort of public housing and reduce tenant power bills.

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The Department of Energy State Incentives

The Department of Energy's database of incentives contains the largest and most up-to-date listing of state, federal, local, and utility incentives and policies that support energy efficiency projects. Energy your properties zip code to see the variable resources available, and to see if your property may be eligible.

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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.

IN-UNIT UPGRADES

Offerings for each unit include free energy-saving products such as specialty LEDs, high efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, smart thermostats, pipe wrap, in-unit door and window weather-stripping and air sealing, and advanced power strips.

COMMON AREA UPGRADES

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.

Properties who are Ameren Illinois business customers, offerings for common area and facility exterior areas may include parking lot and security lighting replacements, hallway and common area lighting and occupancy sensors as well as some kitchen, laundry, vending and other equipment incentives*.

* Properties must meet certain requirements to be eligible for common area and property lighting and equipment incentives.


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