In order to make home improvements more manageable we have partnered with a few financers who offer PACE financing. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) allows people to invest in energy efficient upgrades to their homes or businesses. These qualifying improvements can be anything from insulation to solar panels, or even improved lawn irrigation. To learn more give us a call at 866-210-6023 or click here to fill out our form.
What financing options does Renovate America offer to property owners?
Renovate America offers two consumer financing options for home improvements: HERO financing and Benji financing.
What’s the difference between HERO and Benji?
How you get approved: Eligibility for HERO is based on factors including your home equity, household income, debt obligations, and the products you want to finance. These criteria may vary by jurisdiction. Residential properties with up to four units may be eligible. Benji is primarily based on your credit score.
Which home improvements are eligible: Nearly every type of home improvement project can be financed using Benji, and only energy-efficient, water-efficient or hurricane protection projects may qualify for the HERO Program. Specific product eligibility varies by state.
How you pay back the financing: HERO is secured by your home and allows you to repay through your property taxes. Benji financing is paid back in traditional monthly payments.
How do I apply for Benji Financing?
Apply for Benji through a contractor who is part of the Renovate America Network. Applications are accepted through the online application, mobile application, or with the assistance of a Benji customer service representative. Contact a representative at 844-GO-BENJI (844-462-3564)
Ygrene started with a simple mission: improve the environment and strengthen communities by removing the barriers to financing energy efficiency home improvement projects. To get there, Ygrene Executive Chairman Dennis Hunter established a new system of financing that helped homeowners make improvements and reduce carbon emissions. Soon after, the Ygrene PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program was born.
Renew Financial administers CaliforniaFIRST, which provides affordable financing for home upgrades to more than 27 million Californians. CaliforniaFIRST has funded millions of dollars worth of projects throughout the state and is seen as a model program for other states that are implementing PACE programs with our assistance.