​The Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) provides loans to entities that agree to make affordable loans available to help consumers implement cost-effective, energy efficiency measures. The program was authorized by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill and appropriated in 2016. As a departure from the requirements in 2016, the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2018 now allows for the replacement of the whole manufactured home unit if the new unit will result in energy efficiency savings. This advisory discusses the potential impact of this change and some key takeaways from a recent conference held in Washington, DC.

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