As defined by the department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Weatherization includes a wide variety of energy efficiency measures and serves low income families free of charge (homeowners or tenants alike).
Eligibility is determined by household income. In 2021, income limits by family size are:
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The South Central Community Action Program weatherizes homes in Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties. The Weatherization Program reduces energy consumption in low-income households and insures that each client has a safe, operating heat source. Clients receive a furnace inspection and an energy audit. SCCAP uses private contractors to repair or replace heat sources, install insulation and seal the homes. It is estimated, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, that weatherized homes will save $2.1 billion for low-income families and save 53 metric tons of CO2 emissions per house. For apartment buildings to be weatherized, two-thirds of the occupants must be eligible for the program.
If you are interested in having your home weatherized, please call 812-339-3447, ext. 702.