6/4/17 Los Angeles Times "These loans were created to help homeowners but for some they did the opposite" by Andrew Khouri with quotes by John Rao. Part 1 of 2.
6/4/17 Los Angeles Times “With some borrowers struggling with a new kind of home-improvement loan, reforms are on the table” by Andrew Khouri with quote by John Rao. Part 2 of 2.
April 30, 2016 CBS Los Angeles “Goldstein Investigation: How Going Green Might Have You Seeing Red In The End”
Oct 10, 2016 MarketWatch “These government-approved high-interest green loans are turning mortgage lending upside down”
June 2, 2016 San Gabriel Valley Tribune "Watch out for these green-energy improvement loans that put homeowners at financial risk"
November 14, 2016 The San Diego Reader “Solar-power financing could spell trouble: "I hate to see people lose their homes over something I was involved with”
February 23, 2016 Comstock's Business Insight for the Capital Region "A Growing Green Debt? As PACE takes off, realtors warn that unwary homeowners are complicating their finances"
September 27, 2016 The Sacramento Bee “Is rooftop solar worth it? Californians consider the questions as use, complaints rise”
May 3, 2016 The Sacramento Bee “Solar panel loans have spun out of control”
BiggerPockets.com “Southern California Hero Program - Renovate America – Scam”
July 19, 2016 California Association of Realtors “C.A.R. Statement on HUD Insuring FHA Mortgages with PACE Loans”
June 12, 2015 The Press Enterprise “MORENO VALLEY: Homebuyer files lawsuit over HERO-financed transaction”
Oct. 5, 2015 The National Real Estate Post “Run From PACE Loans... Run”
July 17, 2015 The Sacramento Bee "Energy Improvement program can hobble home sales"
April 9, 2016 Ventura County Star "Opinion: Mark Chacon: Energy-efficiency loans could cause homeowner headaches"
“Steve Lista found that out the hard way. He put his five-bedroom home in Riverside County on the market in June but couldn't find a buyer willing to take on the $3,000-a-year assessment for his $27,000 solar panel system.”