For new and existing home purchases that are rated 6 Star or 5 Star Plus, applicants are eligible for an interest rate reduction for the first $200,000 of the loan amount, with a blended interest rate applying to the remainder of the loan amount. The rate reductions are dependent on a property's access to natural gas and the energy rating of the home. Homes without access to natural gas receive a greater interest rate reduction than homes with access to natural gas.
For existing homes making energy improvements, a rate reduction is available for applicants, based on the number of steps of improvement to the energy rating of the property. An applicant should have the lender contact AHFC to inform them that the borrower intends to participate in the rate reduction program. After loan closing, energy improvements should be completed within one year. After an energy rating has been completed, AHFC will modify the interest rate accordingly. The program is available through AHFC-approved lenders.
Homeowners may also apply independently for the Home Energy Rebate program if applying for interest rate reductions.