This mission of the Home Weatherization Assistance Program is to preserve and improve homes by making them healthier, safer and more energy efficient. The program specifically focuses on assisting low-income people giving priority to elderly, individuals with disabilities and families with young children.
Safety inspections are completed on all gas, oil and wood appliances, as well as heating systems. Electrical, pest and plumbing inspections are completed as needed.
Weatherization services are provided such as Insulation, general air sealing measures and minor repairs that are necessary in order to make the home more energy efficient.
EVERYONE BENEFITS from weatherization because it:
- Preserves homes affordability to low-income families
- Improves health and safety of homes
- Reduces energy usage and a home’s carbon footprint
- Improves the local economy by creating jobs and supporting business through the purchase of weatherization materials
To qualify, the gross income received by all household members must be at or below 60% of the state established poverty guidelines or 200% of the current federally established poverty guidelines – whichever is greater. Income documentation and evaluation is required to determine actual eligibility. The homeowner will be required to sign authorization forms if determined eligible for assistance. Homes that are severely deteriorated and require extensive repairs may be ruled “beyond the scope of the program” and therefore ineligible for weatherization
To see if you qualify or if you have any questions call us at 360-500-4528 or 1-800-828-4883. You will be asked to provide required documentation to establish eligibility prior to scheduling your appointment.