WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – from the AACOG:
What is the Weatherization Assistance Program?
The AACOG Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is funded by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the United States Department of Energy. The program is designed to help low-income people, particularly the elderly and handicapped, overcome the high cost of energy, through the installation of weatherization or energy conservation measures - at no cost. The AACOG WAP is not a Home Repair program.
The WAP provides trained inspectors to evaluate the needs of each home and suggest measures to make the home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and safe all of the time.
How does the Weatherization Assistance Program work?
The program consists of four steps:
- An application to determine income eligibility.
- An energy audit of the home by a professional inspector.
- Installation of certain measures. For example: attic/wall insulation, and replacement or repair of heating and air conditioning equipment.
- A final inspection to assure work quality completeness and customer satisfaction.
Who is eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program?
Eligibility is based on household income. It cannot exceed 125% of low-income guidelines. Also, an applicant may be income eligible, but the home may not if any of the following applies:
Poor electrical wiring, or knob and tube wiring
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