Low Income Families & Tenants (LIFT) Pilot Program

The Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) program offers income qualified multifamily owners and tenants an opportunity to save money and electricity while improving quality of life for the residents.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Multifamily properties with four or more units and located in Marin and Napa Counties, unincorporated Contra Costa County, Benicia, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, or Walnut Creek
  • Meets the following income requirements:
Number of people in householdTotal gross annual household income*
1-2 $32,920 or less
3$41,560 or less
4$50,200 or less
5$58,840 or less
6$67,480 or less
7$76,120 or less
8$84,760 or less
9$93,400 or less
10$102,040 or less
Each additional person, add$8,640

*Before taxes based on current income sources.
Valid through May 31, 2019.

Qualified Units are Eligible to Receive:

  • $1,200 per unit in addition to the rebates provided by MCE’s Multifamily Energy Savings Program
  • Rebates to lower the cost of common area upgrades
  • Referrals to other programs to enable additional savings
  • Low-cost high efficiency electric heating and cooling appliances
  • LIFT program measures in common areas, including but not limited to:
  • –LED light bulbs and luminaires/lighting fixtures
  • –pipe insulation
  • –domestic hot water recirculating pumps

  • LIFT program measures in tenant units, including but not limited to:
  • –refrigerators
  • –air conditioners
  • –packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps
  • –smart thermostats
  • –smart power strips
  • –LED lighting
  • –pipe insulation
  • –weatherization, duct sealing, and attic insulation
  • –faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads, and tub spouts
  • –bath fans
  • –resistance electric water heaters

For more information, please contact us at: or (415) 464-6033