Helping low-income families since 1994.

Home with rainwater tank

Rainwater harvesting for limited-income households.

Reduction of hazardous exposures in small businesses through a community health worker intervention.

Family and packing boxes

Building a stronger community through equal housing.

Solar Empowerment Program

Reducing the cost of energy used in your home.

Energy Efficiency

New appliances and home repairs.

Programs & Projects


Gray Water Online Workshop – English

Gray Water

  • Online
  • Free

Gray water is a great way to take advantage of the water that comes from your hand sinks, shower and clothes washer to irrigate your trees and plants. During this workshop come learn about gray water specifically laundry to landscape systems. The first half of the workshop will cover design considerations, planning your project, best practices, and more. During the second half of the workshop you will receive information on Tucson Water’s Rebate and SERI’s Limited-Income Laundry-to-Landscape Loan and Grant Program including what you will receive by participating, requirements to participate and how to apply. Attending this workshop meets one of the requirements for the City of Tucson’s gray water rebate and is open to the public. This workshop is in English and about 1 hour long.

Basics of Fair Housing – English

Fair HousingFair Housing

  • Online
  • Free

Did you know? It is illegal to discriminate in housing based on someone’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability. During this class you will learn about the history of fair housing, where fair housing applies, the importance of fair housing work, the seven protected classes, fair housing complaint statistics, fair housing laws, prohibited activities, accessibility features for new construction, use of criminal records, potential signs of discrimination, exemptions to the Fair Housing Act, who is held liable for housing discrimination, fair housing cases, and how to file a fair housing complaint inquiry with SERI. You will receive a certificate for attending the full class.

Taller de Empoderamiento Solar – Español

Renewable Energy

Solar Empowerment

  • Quincie Douglas Library
  • Free

Aprovechar el poder del sol se ha vuelto cada vez más importante en la búsqueda de fuentes de energía renovables y sostenibles. Este taller está diseñado para informar a los participantes la comprensión de las tecnologías solares, sus beneficios y sus componentes, y el mantenimiento. La segunda mitad del taller cubrirá cómo funciona el Programa de Empoderamiento Solar. Este taller está disponible en Español y la duración es de 1.5 horas. Para registrarse y cualquier preguntas, póngase en contacto con o (520) 403-6905. Ubicación: Quincie Douglas Library 1585 E 36th St, Tucson, Arizona 85713


Healthy Organic Applesauce with Cinnamon

Lead Found in Cinnamon Products Sold in US

The U S Food and Drug Administration FDA recommends consumers do not buy or eat ground cinnamon Recently elevated levels in cinnamon were discovered in certain cinnamon apple sauce pouches that lead to lead poisoning in children The FDA is taking steps to address this and sent a letter to all cinnamon manufacturers processors…

Project Harvest

Contaminants Found in Rooftop Harvested Rainwater in Tucson, Arizona

For the past six years we have collaborated with University of Arizona’s Project Harvest to examine levels of contamination in residential harvested rainwater We collected and analyzed over rainwater samples by partnering with families in Tucson whom are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution The findings show there is increased contamination in rainwater…


Woman packing at home

April is National Fair Housing Month!

On April President Lyndon B Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act FHA that protects people from being discriminated against because of their of race national origin color religion sex sexual orientation and gender identity familial status or disability People are protected by the FHA when they are renting or buying a home seeking a…

NFHA Fair Housing Trends Report

National Fair Housing Alliance “2023 Fair Housing Trends Report” Finds Highest Rise in Complaints

The National Fair Housing Alliance NFHA released their most recent report Fair Housing Trends Report which is part of their series of annual reports dating back to the mid- s Their recent report covers fair housing complaint data for highlights fair housing cases that were settled in FY and policy recommendations to combat the…

New Website Launch

Welcome to Our New Website!

After seven months of hard work and dedication from our SERI team we are pleased to share the launch of our new website We wanted to update the design of our website add new features and tools update programs and projects and make it more user-friendly All of our website initiatives are to create…