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Secretaries Chu and Donovan to Host Conference Call on Home Owners Energy-Saving Improvements Program

April 20, 2011 - 12:00am



WASHINGTON - Thursday, April 21st, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will launch a new pilot program intended to offer homeowners low-cost financing to help make their homes more energy efficient. The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) new PowerSaver Program will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to finance the installation of insulation, duct sealing, replacement doors and windows, HVAC systems, water heaters, solar panels, and geothermal systems.

Donovan and Chu will speak with reporters following a tour of a local energy auditing company in Long Island, New York. Reporters interested in joining this telephone news conference are asked to call (800) 230-1085 no later than 12:25 p.m. EDT. The conference ID number is 201849.


WHO: Energy Secretary Steven Chu

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

WHAT: Launch of new FHA-insured program to finance energy-efficient


WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 2011

12:30 p.m. EDT

CALL IN: (800) 230-1085. The conference ID number is 201849

For more information, contact HUD Public Affairs at 202-708-0980 or via email at

Media contact(s):

(202) 586-4940