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In response to Mayor Karen Bass’ Executive Directive 1 declaring a state of emergency on homelessness in Los Angeles, LADWP launched Project PowerHouse to streamline access to electrical services for 100% affordable and permanent supportive housing developments in Los Angeles. Under Project PowerHouse, LADWP coordinates with the City of Los Angeles Building and Safety Department and Planning Department to prioritize approved 100% affordable housing projects for electric service connection. These are new or converted multi-family residential housing complexes in which all of the units are designated for income-qualified households.
Since the program launched in March 2023, LADWP has cut the time for review, engineering and construction by 86%. As of December 2023, the Project PowerHouse team has energized 2,441 units of 100% affordable housing to the L.A. power grid.
Dolores Huerta Apartments
40 affordable housing units in Vermont Square, LA
278 affordable housing units in Downtown LA
Check out our progress
Project PowerHouse Dashboard
Project PowerHouse Fact Sheet
Project PowerHouse Featured story
Dolores Huerta Apartments Press release
Fair Share Power Line Program
LADWP is helping businesses and building owners save costs for the extension of underground distribution lines in public property. Under the Fair Share Power Line Program, the cost for conduits and substructures will be shared between all identified customers, not just the first customer to request the extension. This rule change is already generating cost savings and boosting economic development in communities.
Fact Sheet & FAQ
LADWP offers regular workshops Webinars to help developers understand the processes and requirements for Project PowerHouse and Fair Share.
Project PowerHouse February 21, 2024 Registration Link
Power Service Planning Design Process (includes information on the Fair Share Power Line Program) March 14, 2024, see upcoming webinars.