Applications Available for Community Housing Partners Weatherization Program
The Community Housing Partners Weatherization Program serving Virginia is accepting applications. The program is available for both homeowners and renters.
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides funds for installation of energy-saving measures in residential homes to reduce the heating and cooling costs and to help ensure the health and safety of low-income families.
Priority is given to households that include elderly persons, individuals with disabilities and/or families with children. Eligibility is based on income by household size. There are income limits for the maximum amount that can be earned by the household in order to qualify. If a member of the household receives cash payments under Titles IV or XVI of the Social Security Act, they are eligible.
The work is provided at no cost to the approved income eligible household and an applicant must apply through the local agency serving the area in which they live.
Typical weatherization services include:
o Sealing air leaks with insulation, caulking, and weather-stripping;
o Installing ventilation fans;
o Repairing drafty duct systems;
o Repairing and replacing inefficient or unsafe heating and cooling systems;
o Installing energy efficient lighting
The Weatherization Assistance Program also checks for health and safety risks, including testing for carbon monoxide levels and installing fire alarms, where necessary.
Weatherization reduces energy costs for families by improving the efficiency of their homes, while also assessing and eliminating related health and safety issues. The Community Housing Partners’ Weatherization program is designed to lower monthly fuel costs by making a home more fuel efficient, and to make homes safer and more comfortable at no cost to the client.
You can get more information at www.communityhousingpartners.org. This is not a Department of Social Services program, but applications with attached verifications can be turned in to the Highland County Department of Social Services and the Department will forward them. If assistance is needed in filling out the application, the Highland County Department of Social Services can help. For more information and to obtain an application, you can reach the Highland County Department of Social Services at 540-468-2199 ext. 305.