SB 1536, passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2022, allocated $15 million to the Oregon Department of Energy to support heat pump installations in Oregon rental homes.
The Oregon Rental Home Heat Pump Program provides rebates and grants for the installation of heat pumps and related upgrades in dwellings used as residential tenancy (rentals) and manufactured dwellings or recreational vehicles located in a rented space.
Heat pumps must be installed by ODOE-approved contractors, who will reserve and receive rebates for eligible heat pump projects. The full rebate savings must be passed on to the dwelling owner.
ODOE is working to get this program launched as soon as possible, including recruiting approved contractors this spring. Please sign up for email updates as we work toward program launch.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY
ODOE held two virtual public meetings in September 2022 to gather input on designing the agency's new heat pump incentive programs. These meetings precede the formal administrative rulemaking process for both the Community Heat Pump Deployment Program and the Oregon Rental Home Heat Pump Program, and give members of the public an opportunity to inform program design early in the implementation process.
See our Rulemaking page for more information on public rulemaking meetings and hearings.