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emPOWER

WHAT IS emPOWER?

emPOWER is a coordinated L.A. County-wide outreach program with a mission to overcome barriers to sustainable energy usage commonly experienced in low-income and working class communities of color.

Liberty Hill is working with nine community-based organization partners with historic ties to the communities of South L.A., Boyle Heights, East L.A., Pomona, El Monte, Commerce, Bell, Bell Gardens, South Gate, Pacoima, West and North Long Beach, and Inglewood to expand access to, and encourage the use of available energy rebates, upgrades and other incentives that can help residents save up to thousands of dollars per year.

We have received more than $1.2 million in funding from a variety of sources, including SoCal Edison, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, GRID Alternatives, Electrify America and South Coast AQMD to fund our partners' outreach efforts in local communities.

How Does the Program Work?

emPOWER matches household needs with local and statewide resources to help residents maximize potential savings and use of available incentive programs by:

  1. Ensuring that low-income households are taking advantage of all available financial aid options.
  2. Promoting low- or no-cost energy efficiency programs, solar panel installations, home improvements and appliance rebates to meet basic energy needs and save even more on energy bills.
  3. Consulting with residents to determine the feasibility of clean vehicle or transit and shared mobility vouchers with trade-ins of older high-polluting vehicles.

Liberty Hill is proud to support the work of key environmental and economic justice organizations as partners in this effort to improve the health and vitality of their members and local residents:

Boyle Heights

Union de Vecinos

East Los Angeles

East L.A. Community Corporation

El Monte, South El Monte, Avocado Heights/Bassett

ActiveSGV

Gateway Cities and Long Beach

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Inglewood, Lennox, Hawthorne

Social Justice Learning Institute

Pacoima, Sylmar

Pacoima Beautiful

Pomona

Day One

South Los Angeles

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)

If you would like additional information about how you can benefit from the emPOWER program, please fill out the contact form and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.

If you represent an organization that would like more information, please email us at empower@libertyhill.org.