The Weatherization Assistance Program strives to make homes more energy efficient. This provides help to low-income, elderly and disabled persons by reducing energy costs.
Clients may be any age, must be income eligible, may live in a house or mobile home as a homeowner or renter. For rental units, the property owner must not increase rent for two years from the completion date.
This program is available to all County residents.
Homes are only eligible to be weatherized once every 15 years.
Income Eligibility Guidelines
To qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program, the gross household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
||$10,280 for each additional person
Income eligibility for both the Weatherization Assistance Program and the Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP) is 200 percent of the poverty income threshold.
What does the Weatherization Program do?
- Educates clients about safety and energy efficiency
- Professionally evaluates single-family dwellings and mobile homes for safety and energy efficiency
- Tunes, repairs or replaces heating and air systems as needed
- Insulates attics, floors and walls as needed
- Makes minor repairs to homes for health and safety reasons
- Installs smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Performs base load and general heat waste measures
What services does the Weatherization Program NOT provide?
- Rehabilitation of homes
- Replacement of doors and windows
- Major home repairs such as new roofs, new floors, plumbing and electrical work
- Building additions
- Painting (other than areas disturbed by weatherization work)
- Replacement of flooring
- Lead-based paint and asbestos abatements
- Mold remediation
Minor repairs are secondary measures and are not performed unless regular weatherization work is needed. The Weatherization Assistance Program is not a home rehabilitation program. It is an energy conservation program with an emphasis on the health and safety of the client.
What happens to my home during the weatherization process?
The first step in the process is to apply for the weatherization program so an energy audit can be completed. The energy audit is an onsite inspection of your home and an analysis of which energy efficiency measures are best for you. When the audit is complete, the auditor or inspector from our agency will meet with you to explain how crews will do the work. When the weatherization process is complete, an inspector will make certain everything is working properly and nothing was missed.
What documents do I have to include in my application?
- Copy of government issued photo identification
- Income history for each household member for the past 12-months
- Signed and notarized Declaration of No Income if adults are reporting no income
- Title (for manufactured homes only)