The Weatherization Assistance Program increases the energy efficiency of dwellings occupied by low-income Hoosiers, thereby reducing their energy costs, while safeguarding their Health and Safety.
Weatherization technicians use advanced energy audits and diagnostic equipment to identify the most cost-effective, energy saving measures for each home. Examples include, installing insulation, reducing air infiltration, performing heating tune-ups and modifications, and, when necessary, replacing faulty units that cannot be saved.
How does this program help?
Benefits to household:
Increased energy efficiency and reduced energy costs.
Reduced exposure to energy related health and safety conditions, particularly carbon monoxide and lead based paint.
Added financial independence and flexibility for spending on other essential items.
Benefits to the community:
Reduction of carbon dioxide emissions at an average of one ton each year, for each home weatherized.
Utilization of service providers within our communities to create jobs and support local business owners.
Improvement of air quality due to lower demand on electricity production, resulting in decreased pollution.
Additional energy efficient, affordable homes that reduce cases of homelessness and lower the demand for public assistance.
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides services to households who are at or below 200% of poverty guidelines or households receiving Social Security Income (SSI) and/or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Approved Energy Assistance applicants are categorically eligible. Among those who qualify, priority is given to elderly residents, individuals with disabilities, and families with children under 18 years of age.
How do I apply?
Applications are taken through the Energy Assistance Program year round.
Visit the Energy Assistance page for application information.
I don't need the assistance, but how can I help?
Contributions are greatly appreciated. Donations can be monetary as well as unused, or leftover building materials.