Weatherization Assistance Program
Home energy costs can be a huge financial burden for those with limited income. According to the Community Services Initiatives’ most recent “Rent and Utility Assistance Report,” the home energy burden for a household with income directly below 100 percent of the federal poverty level was nearly 20 percent. The home energy burden was even more drastic for households living below 50 percent of the federal poverty level at nearly 60 percent.
Through Community Action's Weatherization Assistance Program, home owners and renters in Lancaster or Saunders Counties may be eligible for weatherization services, including furnace tune-ups, insulation, and weather stripping. By providing households with Weatherization services designed to make their homes more energy efficient, we are simultaneously making changes to decrease their energy bills in effort to make them more financially stable. When households are more financially stable, the more likely they are to work on their goals toward achieving self-sufficiency.
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible to receive weatherization services, households must fall below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. Homes weatherized prior to October 1, 1994 can be serviced again.
How Do I Apply?
A complete application including income verification must be submitted for consideration. Once approved, a weatherization inspector will visit the home to begin the process of determining which energy saving resources can be funded.
Click here to download a Weatherization application. Please return the completed application to:
Community Action - Weatherization Program
210 'O' Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Want to Know More?
If you would like to know more about Community Action's Weatherization Assistance Program, or have questions about the application process, please contact:
Weatherization Administrative Assistant