A Brighter Future for This California Community

A Brighter Future for This California Community

The Village at Beechwood, a low-income apartment community in Lancaster, benefits from solar program.

The Village at Beechwood, a low-income community in Lancaster, recently installed a solar roofstop system.

The $2.46 million project at the Village at Beechwood in Lancaster includes engineering, research and construction for energy-efficiency upgrades and renewable energy.

The Village at Beechwood also installed a solar water heating system.

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The apartment community serves 100 limited-income families and recent efforts to implement energy upgrades, including a solar rooftop system, have helped to build community, benefit residents and strengthen the neighborhood.

A rebate from the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Program, administered by Southern California Edison, partially funded the effort.

The nonprofit LINC Housing Corporation purchased the Lancaster apartments in 2002 to preserve affordability for limited-income families over the next 55 years. Once known as “crack alley” by local residents, this community in Lancaster has seen major changes for the better, including physical improvements to the apartments and common areas and a new name. Today the community is known as the Village at Beechwood.

Read full article in Edison's Online Newsroom.