Who We Are

Commonwealth Green Low-Income Housing Coalition was launched in 2014 as an effort to utilize Massachusetts award-winning energy efficiency programs and solar programs to stabilize low-income housing in the face of the great recession. Investments in everything from small scale solar systems we built to new comprehensive high efficiency heating systems, air sourced heat pumps, insulation and more have led to lower energy costs for housing providers, freeing up resources which can be re-purposed for programming, new housing, or food. CGLIHC also works to advocate and educate for better energy policies for low-income housing. This has included serving on the Governor’s Affordable Access to Clean and Efficient Energy Initiative, to hosting the state’s first 100% Renewable Clean Energy Summit. Our steering committee of low-income advocates and allies work to promote better policies for our future!


Worcester Common Ground – the lead project sponsor of our work and initiatives

Dismas House – housing for former offenders and multiple energy projects from solar car ports, to biomass pellet systems, and a compost-heated, solar powered 100% renewable greenhouse.

Environment Massachusetts – a key supporter of the 100% Renewables Movement in Massachusetts.

Other partners and energy improvement sites:

Latin American Health AllianceJeremiah’s InnInterfaith Hospitality Network Our Fathers’ House • Friendly House • Evergreen House Abby’s House • Worcester Common Ground • Veterans’ Inc. • Advocates Inc.  • Lucy Stone Co-Op  • Reconciliation House  • South Middlesex Opportunity CouncilMustard Seed   •  Open Sky  •  Catholic Charities Worcester  •  Community Resources for Justice  •  Middlesex Human Services Agency  •  Bridge House – Framingham  •  Worcester Housing Authority