Renew300: Advancing Renewable Energy in Affordable Housing

HUD's Renew300 Initiative aims to help federally assisted housing save money through the installation of onsite or community-based renewable energy technology. Federally assisted housing includes HUD's rental housing portfolio (Public Housing, Multifamily Assisted) and USDA's Rural Development Multifamily Programs, as well as rental housing supported through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

The 300 MW target aims to make use of millions of federally subsidized roofs with on-site or community generation potential.  Supported renewable energy technologies include Solar PV and Solar thermal, wind, geothermal, small biomass, combined heat and power, and small hydro projects.

Make a Commitment

HUD encourages organizations to make a public commitment toward the Federal Renewable Energy Target. Organizations may establish their own goals for how much renewable energy technology to install. Optional technical assistance is available for organizations that have made a commitment toward the federal renewable energy target in order to help advance solar deployment and other on-site renewable energy installations in affordable housing.

Make a commitment.

Renewable Energy Resources

Technical resources, policy guidance, case studies, and other resources are provided to assist organizations with increasing organizational capacity and installing renewable energy on federally assisted housing.

View renewable energy resources.

Renewable Energy News & Announcements

New Solar Site Selection Guide and Tool Added to Renew300 Renewable Energy Resources
Date Posted: October 13, 2017

Materials Posted: Solar Project Development for Public Housing Authorities Webinar
Date Posted: June 1, 2017

Materials Posted: RENEW300: Advancing Renewable Energy at HUD-Assisted Housing Workshop
Date Posted: June 23, 2016

Fact Sheet: President Obama Announces New Actions to Bring Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to Households Across the Country
Date Posted: August 24, 2015

Fact Sheet: Administration Announces New Initiative to Increase Solar Access for All Americans
Date Posted: July 7, 2015

Administration and California Partner to Drive Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing
Date Posted: January 29, 2015

Astrum Solar DC Ribbon Cutting with HUD Secretary Castro
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

HUDdle Blog: A solar future, today
Date Posted: September 18, 2014

HUD Announces New Renewable Energy Partnerships
Date Posted: May 9, 2014

President Obama Announces Commitments and Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency
Date Posted: May 9, 2014

Strengthening Local Partnerships to Advance Solar Energy in Affordable Housing
Date Posted: April 18, 2014

For more information, visit HUD’s Office of Economic Development Web Page

For inquiries related to the Federal Renewable Energy Target, email:

List of Affordable Housing Organizations with Commitments to On-Site Renewable Energy