Weatherization Indiana's 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 150% 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 6 years of age.
How do I apply?
The best way to know if you will qualify is to apply. Contact the Client Services office nearest you in Daviess, Greene, or Knox County for an appointment. Residents of Sullivan County should contact the Greene County office to apply.
Items you will need for your appointment include:
- Most recent electric bill
- Most recent gas bill
- Proof of homeownership or name/address of landlord
- Social Security number for each individual living in the household
- Date of birth for each individual living in the household
- Proof of income for past 12 months including:
- Social SecuritySSI
- Child Support and/or Alimony
- Cash from odd jobs
You may provide as proof: check stubs, copies of SSI or Social Security checks (bank statements), award letters, employer statements, etc. Copy of lease for subsidized housing tenants.
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.