Residential Pathway

Serves residents of multi-family buildings most impacted by traffic air pollution.


Eligible multi-family buildings can receive building improvements and other services, including the following:

  • Home energy-efficiency assessment and recommendations
  • An assessment of environmental conditions that affect air quality in the building and recommendations to reduce resident exposure to outdoor air pollutants
  • Home retrofits that increase the home’s energy efficiency (e.g., energy-efficient appliances, insulation, HVAC), lower energy bills, and improve comfort
  • Funding to pay for eligible home retrofit measures, up to $1,000 per unit in multi-family buildings


To be eligible for the program, a residential home or building must meet both of the following criteria:

  • Be located in an overburdened community (as defined by being within one of the census tracts in the top 30 percent identified by CalEnviroScreen 4.0 scoring) within Contra Costa County or Alameda County


  • Be located within 1,000 feet of major transportation sources, such as highways, rail, ports, and major transportation corridors 
  • Residential Pathway
    Serves residents of multi-family buildings most impacted by traffic air pollution.

    Services focused on reducing residents' exposure to outdoor air pollution and related health effects through home and energy efficiency improvements.

    This program will work with property owners directly to serve up to 1000 units in overburdened communities within Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
    Eligibility Criteria
    Overburdened Communities
    Transportation Sources
    All criteria must be met:
    Overburdened Communities
    Live in overburdened communities (CalEnviroScreen 4.0 top 30% scoring)
    Transportation Sources
    Live < 1,000 feet from major transportation sources

Bay Area Healthy Homes Initiative Eligibility Criteria Map

To make it easier to check your eligibility for the Residential Pathway, we have mapped out program-eligible areas. The BAHHI Eligibility Map allows you to enter the home or building’s address to see if its location falls within these program-eligible areas.

Getting Started

Once you have checked your eligibility, please have the home or building owner apply to the program by completing the relevant online form below:


If you need assistance with the map or have questions about program eligibility, please have the home or building owner call us at the number below.

Spare the Air Status

Last Updated: 4/11/2023