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The Contractors State License Board has received special, one-time funding from the California Legislature for a Solar Energy System Restitution Program. This program is intended to provide up to $40,000 in restitution to homeowners who suffered an unpaid financial loss after contracting for the installation of a solar energy system.

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Are you a low-income homeowner in financial distress due to a PACE loan? In partnership with legal organizations across Southern California, we can help figure out your situation and explain your legal options.

You have a PACE loan if you are being financed by one of the following companies: 

  • HERO/Renovate
  • CalFirst/Renew Financial
  • E3/Energy Efficient Equity/FortiFi Financial
  • PACE Funding
  • Ygrene

If you live in one of the counties listed below please contact one of our partner agencies for an intake or clinic appointment (Spanish & English flyer available HERE):

CountyAgencyIntake Line
Los AngelesPublic Counsel
610 S. Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
213-385-2977 ext. 306
Los AngelesBet Tzedek Legal Services
3250 Wilshire Blvd #1300
Los Angeles, CA 90010
323-648-4715
OrangePublic Law Center
601 W. Civic Center Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-541-1010 ext. 366
Riverside/San BernardinoInland Counties Legal Services
1040 Iowa Avenue Suite 109
Riverside, CA 92507
Intake line:
888-245-4257
Senior line:
800-977-4257
San Diego/ImperialElder Law & Advocacy
5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92123
858-565-1392

If you don’t have legal representation but want to take action right away, here are some things you can do without a lawyer:

  • File a Claim for Cancellation of PACE Taxes with LA County’s Assessment Appeals Board
    • LA County’s Assessment Appeal Application (Form AAB-100) is available HERE.
    • The PACE Complaint form (to submit with Form AAB-100) and an English language guide to assist you in completing and submitting the appeal is available HERE.
    • The PACE Complaint form (to submit with Form AAB-100) and a Spanish language guide to assist you in completing and submitting the appeal is available HERE.
    • Please note that the window to file a cancellation claim with the County Assessment Appeals Board is from July 2–November 30 every year.
  • File a complaint with the Contractor’s State License Board. Be as specific as possible in your complaint, and send supporting documents.
    • An English language guide to help you file a complaint with the Contractor’s State License Board is available HERE.
    • A Spanish language guide to help you file a complaint with the Contractor’s State License Board is available HERE.
  • If you can afford to pay a lawyer, a good way to find one who knows about home improvement contracts and PACE financing is through the Los Angeles County Bar Association at (213) 243-1525 or online HERE.
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