The Weatherization Program provides energy efficiency-related home maintenance assistance to low-income homeowners and renters. Available Weatherization benefits include the installation of insulation, furnace repair or replacement, water heater repair and/or replacement, safety checks for gas leaks, and/or replacement of old refrigerators and freezers.
The Weatherization Program helps reduce the heating and cooling costs in an effort to reduce energy consumption and increase comfort in eligible participant homes.
Income requirements for the Weatherization Program were recently increased and are now at 200% of the federal poverty level (see chart below). LIHEAP applications also automatically serve as an application for Weatherization assistance.
Weatherization Income Guidelines
|# of Persons in Household||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines||$24,120||$32,480||$40,840||$49,200||$57,560||$65,920||$74,280||$82,640|
How do I apply for Weatherization? When you apply for energy assistance (LIHEAP) at Operation Threshold you are also applying for weatherization. You can apply for weatherization without applying for energy assistance if you prefer, but you must specify with the intake worker that you wish to apply ONLY for weatherization if this is your preference. Read more…