Save Money By Reducing Your Energy Bills
The services of the Weatherization Assistance Program reduce your energy costs by improving the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, these services reduce the average annual energy costs by $300 per home.
Through the Weatherization Assistance Program, trained technicians evaluate the needs of each home by conducting an energy audit. They suggest the energy efficiency methods that are the most appropriate and cost-effective for your home, making it warm in the winter, cool in the summer and safe all year long.
Who is Eligible to Receive Weatherization Assistance?
The Weatherization Assistance Program is administered through N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Agencies throughout the state deliver the services to eligible residents.
Families with incomes below 200% (see chart below) of the Federal Poverty Level or households that have received income from SSI or TANF a maximum of 12 months prior to weatherization are automatically eligible, regardless of income.
Due to the demand for services, eligible applicants for weatherization assistance may be placed on a waiting list for services.
The Weatherization Program prioritizes eligible families, serving the elderly, people with disabilities and families with children first.
Both homeowners and renters can receive Weatherization Services.
We can help renters obtain permission from their landlords for these home improvements.
Heating & Air Repair and Replacement
This program provides services for those persons with inadequate or no heating system or air conditioning. This program is associated with the Weatherization Assistance Program.
THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES INSTALLED AND THE IMPROVEMENTS MADE IN HEATING OR COOLING EQUIPMENT WILL PROVIDE SAVINGS IN ENERGY COSTS FOR 15 TO 20 YEARS.
When the energy audit is complete, a technician will meet with your family to explain how the work will be done. The technician will also inform you of ways you can conserve energy.
Typical services include:
• Performing tune-ups and repairs to heating and cooling systems
• Improving health and safety conditions by addressing carbon monoxide levels and combustion safety
• Sealing major air leaks
• Installing insulation in attics, walls, and floors
• Sealing and insulating ducts
• Installing a smart thermostat
Who is Eligible to Receive HARRP Assistance?
Households whose total gross income is 200% over the poverty line or less, according to the lastest federal poverty guidelines, are eligible for HARRP. Households that have received income from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are NOT automatically eligible.
Rental units are eligible for HARRP; however, unless the owner is also income-eligible for the program, they must contribute 50% of the repair or replacement costs.
To determine an applicant’s eligibility for these services, we need the following information:
• Total family income for the past 12 months
• Utility records for the past 24 months
• Proof of home ownership, We can help residents obtain this information and complete the application process.
The following guideline figures represent annual income:
2020 Poverty Guidelines
*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,840 for each additional person.
Weatherization & HARRP Income Guidelines
How to apply?
For persons interested in applying for the Weatherization/HARRP Program, click below.
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Alexander, Burke , Caldwell, Catawba
800 North Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Mecklenburg , Gaston, Union, Stanly
601 East 5th Street Suite 330E
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 248-3750 or 1-(866)-427-6452