Weatherization Assistance Program

Background

Affordable housing is defined as a home that takes no more than 30 percent of the household’s income for rent or mortgage and utilities. Many low-income families in Washington pay more than 25 percent of their income for home energy costs alone. Utilities and rent take up to 60 percent of a household’s income. Weatherization programs exist to help low-income households reduce home energy consumption while increasing the health, safety, comfort and longevity of their homes.

Services

Weatherization is the application of energy efficiency measures to a home. These may include air sealing measures such as weatherstripping and caulking, insulation measures to ceiling, wall and floor areas and related-repair measures. Health and safety issues such as indoor air quality and heating system repairs are also addressed. Each home is unique as to what is needed. Measures are installed according to established technical specifications, cost effectiveness tests, and applicable building codes using CAC crews and specialty subcontractors.

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Eligibility Guidelines

To qualify, the gross income received by all household members must be at or below 60 percent state or  200 percent 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 and minor home repair services. Please see below to view income guidelines.

Weatherization Program Max Income 60% State AGI or 200% Federal AGI, whichever is greater 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
Annual $25,970 $33,961 $41,952 $49,943 $57,934 $65,924 $67,423 $68,921
Monthly $2,165 $2,831 $3,496 $4,162 $4,828 $5,494 $5,619 $5,744
60% of the State Median Income is greater than 200% of the   Federal AGI until Household size reaches 7 individuals, convert 200% Federal   AGI at this point.

Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties Weatherization Program is available to qualified families throughout Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties according to funding availability.  To qualify for the Weatherization Program your total adjusted gross income from all sources in the household cannot exceed the above guidelines according to household size.  Qualified applicants are placed on the Weatherization Program Wait List in accordance with the approved priorities list.

 How do I receive free weatherization?

Call us at (360) 438-1100, extension 2100 for further information. We will ask pre-qualifying questions to determine eligibility. You will be asked to provide required documentation to establish eligibility prior to scheduling your appointment. Please click here for our office location nearest you.

Helpful links

United States Department of Agriculture: www.rurdev.usda.gov/hsf_sfh.html

Housing Authority of Thurston County: www.hatc.org

 Please click here for more information regarding Grants supporting our Weatherization Program.