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This will create a market that stalls upward mobility. Folks will refer to this "energy audit" when they go to purchase a home. Those who can't afford to retrofit or upgrade their home will be stuck in the home they are in and this will cause a ripple effect that will either hold people hostage in their outdated homes or drain a significant amount of equity from the seller and hurt their ability to purchase a new home. And, of course, that will mean less inventory of available/affordable homes who would potentially jump into the market. This does not bode well for the affordability crisis. The only way I could potentially see this working is if the upgrades and retrofits are 100% covered and not a major cost to the homeowner. This is more policy that hurts everyday working families in it's current form.

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