The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the nation’s largest residential energy efficiency program. WAP enables low-income families the opportunity to lower their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.
Trained inspectors and contractors provide home retrofits for families living at or below the threshold of 200 percent of poverty, at no cost to the family. The work includes installing insulation, sealing the exterior, repairing ducts, and replacing heating equipment where necessary. It is common for a family to save as much as $500 in utility bill costs in the year following the retrofit, depending on the household’s usage habits and unit prices for the region.
Weatherization provides home assistance to income eligible individuals and disabled individuals residing in unsafe and substandard housing. Work includes heat unit safety inspections, maintenance and replacement, insulation, weatherstripping and minor repair to doors and windows. The purpose of this program is to help clients save on fuel costs.
What LVCAP Offers:
You will need to provide proof of income for the previous month for all household members, your heating bills for the past year, a copy of deed or title for your dwelling and birth dates and social security numbers for all household members. The home cannot have been weatherized since October 1994. Application assistance is in each county, at LVCAP’s local community services office. For a location near you, and to schedule an appointment, contact our staff: