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Energy Efficiency Programs Information

The Joint Housing and Transportation Committee sponsors workshops for renters and homeowners to learn more about free, money-saving energy efficiency programs available to them.

Most recent worskhop poster with dates

A list of resources and web links


Housing Assistance Small Loan Programs

In negotiations with the University, HUCTW leaders have emphasized the need for help with certain types of housing situations. Help is now available via the Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU). Through these Union-negotiated programs, HUECU will provide zero-interest loans to any HUCTW bargaining unit member meeting the requirements as described in the program guidelines.

Rental Housing Transition Loan
Created in the 2004 contract negotiations with the University, this loan provides help in transitioning from one rental situation to another. HUECU will provide a zero-interest loan up to $2,500 to any HUCTW bargaining unit member who needs to cover up-front costs, such as realtor’s fees, security deposits, first and/or last month’s rent deposit if required before occupancy, and moving expenses.

Homeowner Moving Expenses Loan
In the 2007 contract negotiations, the Rental Loan program was expanded to cover moving expenses for homeowners. HUECU will provide a zero-interest loan up to $1,000 to any HUCTW bargaining unit member to assist in the payment of moving expenses incurred while transitioning into ownership of a house or condominium.

Home Emergency Hardship Loan
In the 2007 contract negotiations, a new program was created to help with certain types of housing-related emergencies. Home emergencies will be defined as catastrophic rental and homeowner emergencies such as damage caused by a natural disaster, unexpected and extraordinarily high costs of heating a household, or repair or replacement of damaged heating units or other vital appliances. HUECU will provide a zero-interest loan up to $2,500 to any HUCTW bargaining unit member who needs to cover costs related to the abovementioned circumstances.


To participate in any of these loan programs, please see the detailed guidelines and affidavit forms below.
Please contact the HUCTW Office at 617-661-8289 with any questions.