Housing works in conjunction with the Weatherization Program.
The Housing Program allows for replacing or repairing roofs, installing wheel chair ramps, plumbing, electrical,
installation of siding, floor repairs or replacements and installation measures for disabled accessibility.
Weatherization will reduce energy bills for 30 years or more. Some measures
such as insulating walls and attics will continue to provide savings for
the lifetime of the home. Others measures like improving efficiency of heating and cooling equipment
will provide savings for 10 to 15 years. The weatherization improvement value
to a house can average 200 times greater than the cost of the improvement itself.
The Weatherization Program uses computerized audits and diagnostic technology to determine the energy-conservation
needs of a home. All homes are subject to Lead Safe Work Practices where applicable.
Who is Eligible?
One of the primary factors affecting eligibility is income.
Households are eligible for weatherization with an income 200% or below of poverty level.
- Written proof of income must be provided by everyone in the household
- Renters must get permission from the landlord
- Priority will be given to elderly, disabled, and families with young children