Affordable housing rebates

Minnesota Energy Resources provides rebates to support organizations including community development authorities, housing development agencies, Habitat for Humanity or other organizations who develop or manage affordable housing projects which are dedicated to serving the low-income community.

This program offers accelerated rebates when compared to standard rebate offerings. For thermostats, the 50% of cost limitation on traditional rebate calculations is removed.

Affordable housing rebates

Measure Efficiency requirements Rebate
Natural gas furnace (Retrofit only) 92% AFUE $300
Natural gas furnace 95% AFUE $400
Natural gas furnace 97% AFUE $600
Natural gas boiler 90% AFUE $400
Integrated space and water heating system 92% AFUE $500
Natural gas storage water heater ENERGY STAR® certified and .64 UEF $125
Electronic programmable setback thermostat (Retrofit only) Customer Programmed $25*
Advanced thermostat or Wi-Fi enabled Advanced analytics or Wi-Fi enabled $100*
Clothes washers ENERGY STAR certified $45
Dishwashers ENERGY STAR certified $30

AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

UEF: Uniform Energy Factor

* Rebate amount is 100% of total cost, up to maximum listed above.

Program requirements

To qualify, new or existing one- to four- unit dwellings or townhomes must be served by Minnesota Energy Resources. New homes or developments participating in the Home Energy Excellence program are not eligible to receive space heating and water heating rebates under this program. A rehabilitation project cannot participate in this program if they are enrolled in any other energy efficiency program. To be eligible for affordable housing rebates, the developer, non-profit, or property manager must demonstrate that the housing will be serving low-income residents. Property must be occupied by a low-income family as described by federal poverty guidelines. This can be demonstrated by participation in the Weatherization Program, Low Income Rental classification, use restriction declaration, public housing properties, and Section 8 Housing.

All equipment requirements follow the same eligibility guidelines established by the standard residential rebate programs. See application form for complete details.

How it works

  • Purchase and install qualifying equipment.
  • Provide documentation of income eligibility.
  • Submit application along with dated invoice copy.
  • Receive your rebate check within six weeks of completed application.



Check all rebate requirements on the application to ensure eligibility. We must receive your application within 60 days of installation.

Funding is limited and can change or end at any time. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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