April 2020 Newsletter


ICAST's continued progress in Weld County, CO

In July of 2018, ICAST was awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to reduce carbon emissions in Weld County, Colorado. With the help of the CDPHE funds, ICAST has installed energy efficiency upgrades in 782 low-to-moderate income (LMI) households throughout Weld County, and plans to upgrade several hundred more LMI households in the coming months.

To read more about our work in Weld County, Click HERE

How to Manage Social Distancing at Apartment Communities

Many areas are requiring people to self-quarantine to slow the spread of coronavirus. Is your apartment community one of them? Here are some tips to help manage your residents.

To read more, please click here


Want to learn more about ICAST’s Demand Side Management Program?
Watch this (NEW!) short educational video, and visit the DSM page on our website.


Freddie Mac Defers Multifamily Loan Payments Amid Pandemic.

Multifamily landlords whose properties are financed with a Freddie Mac fully performing multifamily loan can now defer their loan payments for 90 days by showing hardship as a consequence of COVID-19

In addition, Freddie Mac is requiring landlords not to evict any tenant based solely on non-payment of rent during the forbearance period, according to a company statement. Freddie Mac anticipates that the program can provide relief for up to 4.2 million renters across more than 27,000 properties in the U.S.

To read more, please click here


An ICAST Statement Regarding COVID-19

ICAST is taking all necessary steps to keep its employees and the communities in which we work safe from COVID-19. For all team members to best protect themselves, teammates, clients, residents, and subcontractors, on-the-job measures have been put in place based on common-sense best practices and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. All Colorado-based employees have been provided the necessary tools to work from home, and sales teams outside of the state are being accommodated based on city and state-wide rules and regulations.

Current ICAST construction projects around the country have become focused on exterior measures, allowing for progress to be made by our employees and subcontractors on projects while still maintaining social distancing. The exterior updates we are performing are helping properties to reduce maintenance costs, increase safety and security, and keep occupancy rates high in this time of crisis.

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