Home ownership is one of the keys to healthy and vibrant communities. Helping homeowners improve their homes, make them safe and energy effiicient is the focus of a number of federal and state programs.
Start Here to Get Started with home improvement assistance programs.
In addition The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Outlines all Government Programs related to Home Improvement. Many of the programs offer Grants for Home Improvement, particularly with regard to increasing energy efficiency.
Greenchar, a social enterprise led by Tom Osborn, provides eco-friendly, smokeless, high energy and quality charcoal briquettes and clean cook stoves that allow individuals to save time, money and energy. Greenchar is an alternative energy source to charcoal and firewood used for cooking.