Weatherization and Energy Conservation

Home Weatherization and Energy Conservation Services

ThinkstockPhotos-450803705The Home Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded low-income residential energy efficiency program.  The program reduces low-income households' energy use thus creating more affordable housing for those in most need.

Services include attic, wall and basement insulation; blower-door-guided air leakage reduction; heating system repairs or replacements; and health and safety testing and inspections.  All measures are provided based on an on-site energy audit and on cost-effective guidelines developed using the NEAT computerized energy audit.  Individualized client education is an important component of the program. Partnerships are in place with Columbia Gas (WarmChoice), American Electric Power (AEP CAP), and Dominion East Ohio Gas (Housewarming) to provide their services to eligible households.

Who Benefits from Home Weatherization?

Households at or below 200% (See Income Guidelines) of the federal poverty guidelines or households participating in Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) qualify for this no-cost program.  If you are a renter, your landlord must sign documents that authorize the weatherization of the property. After weatherization, households that heat with natural gas reduce consumption by an average of 29% for space heating, and electrically heated homes reduce usage by 15% on average. Everyone benefits from this service, as the burden of unpaid utility bills is reduced. During our program year 2015 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016), we provided energy conservation services to 106 households in our service area, which includes Allen County.

2016 Poverty Income Guidelines, Contiguous States US Grantees, Effective January 25, 2016

Income Guidelines

Size of Family Unit 200%
1 $23,760
2 $32.040
3 $40,320
4 $48,600
5 $56,880
6 $65,160
7 $73,460
8 $81,780

For families with more than 8 persons, 100% of poverty level increases $4,160 for each additional person. Therefore, for weatherization at 200% of poverty level, add $8,320 for each additional person.

Click here to download an application for Home Weatherization Services.
You must print the application and mail it to:

HHWP Community Action Commission
Weatherization Program
122 Jefferson Street
Findlay, OH 45840

Be sure to include proof of income for all household members and a copy of your gas and electric bills.

You may also contact us at 419-423-3755 or 1-800-423-4304 and we will mail you an application.

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