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MLGW Share the Pennies program celebrates its 500th weatherized home
April 16, 2021
Memphis Light, Gas, and Water recently celebrated a milestone for the completion of over 500 homes weatherized in March 2021 through its Share the Pennies program. Share the Pennies is a partnership between Memphis Light, Gas and Water and the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) designed to help address the energy burden in Memphis and Shelby County.

With many residents in Memphis and Shelby County living in older homes that are not energy efficient, high utility bills can easily become an issue. Recognizing the need to address this problem, MLGW created Share the Pennies in 2013

The bill round-up program provides grants for qualified, limited-income homeowners to receive weatherization and energy-efficiency repairs to their homes.

While these services are free to eligible homeowners, a large amount of funding is required to make this happen. Qualified contractors must be hired to complete the repairs. MIFA manages the application process and oversees many administrative functions.

In 2016, current Memphis City Councilwoman Patrice Robison, proposed a resolution to automatically enroll all customers in the bill round-up program, allowing customers an easy way to make a contribution to the community. Customers have the ability to opt out of the program if they wish to do so.

Since the implementation of the new funding model, the program has raised over $4.4 million with 87% customer enrollment.

For more information on the Share the Pennies program visit: mlgw.com/sharethepennies. The program is at full capacity and is currently not accepting new applications.