TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Renew Financial, a leading provider of financing for home improvements, today announced the hiring of Ms. Natalie Schneider to serve as Renew Financial's Regional Director of Government Affairs for South Florida. Ms. Schneider has more than 15 years of government and public policy experience, having held management and leadership positions in both the private sector and government.
Ms. Schneider joins Renew Financial in its mission to empower business owners and homeowners across Florida to increase the efficiency and resilience of their properties. Renew Financial's RenewPACE program is a leading Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program in Florida, making it easier for property owners across the state to pay for hurricane-hardening and energy upgrades to their homes and businesses.
"We're thrilled to have Natalie join the Renew Financial team," said Cliff Staton, Executive Vice President at Renew Financial. "Florida homeowners are increasingly focused on making improvements to their homes to protect their properties from severe storms. Natalie's deep understanding of public policy, sustainability, and the Florida communities she serves will benefit not only our team, but RenewPACE customers and homeowners throughout Florida."
As Regional Director of Government Affairs, Ms. Schneider will lead efforts to engage cities and counties to expand access to PACE financing through the RenewPACE program. PACE financing provides property owners with 100% of the funds they need to make efficiency and resilience upgrades, such as installing new wind-resistant roofs and windows or making energy upgrades. Property owners pay nothing upfront, later paying for the home improvement in installments on their property tax bill over an extended period at a fixed interest rate. By eliminating the upfront cost barrier for critical improvements, RenewPACE puts comfort and security in reach for more Florida families.
"I am very excited to join the team at Renew Financial," said Ms. Schneider. "RenewPACE is improving the lives of Florida families every day by making it easier to finance home upgrades and repairs. Whether wind-resistant improvements or energy-efficiency upgrades, RenewPACE enables Florida families to invest in their own long-term resilience solutions. I look forward to collaborating with local leaders to ensure RenewPACE is available for Floridians who want to increase the security and comfort of their homes."
Renew Financial has been a national leader in PACE financing since 2008 and has played an integral leadership role in establishing robust regulatory frameworks in PACE markets across the country. PACE is one of the fastest growing financing industries in the U.S. and has empowered more than 150,000 American families to make energy upgrades and resiliency improvements – such as wind-mitigation improvements – to their homes. As a 100% privately financed program, PACE is widely supported for its ability to improve people's lives, save homeowners money on their utility bills and insurance premiums, create jobs, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions – all without a single dollar of taxpayer funds.
To find out more about RenewPACE visit https://renewfinancial.com/category/renewpace.
About Renew Financial
Renew Financial Group LLC ("Renew Financial") is one of the nation's leading home improvement financing companies. Renew Financial administers and provides multiple financing products across the country, with programs available in several states, including Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs operating in California and Florida. PACE is a financing tool enabled by state and local governments that provides homeowners and business owners with access to private capital to finance the entire cost of renewable energy, energy efficiency, water conservation, seismic, and wind mitigation upgrades, and then pay for those upgrades on their property tax bill. PACE was named by Scientific American as one of the "top 20 ideas that can change the world." PACE is a job-creating policy tool that enjoys broad support, having been championed in state legislatures and local communities nationwide by business leaders, advocacy organizations and elected officials from both sides of the aisle.
Renew Financial is a pending trademark of Renew Financial Holdings Inc.
SOURCE Renew Financial