Contact your local center to apply.
Income Guidelines for weatherization.
Community Action’s Weatherization Program is funded by federal, state and local money. The work done varies depending on the area, the amount of funding available, and the cost limits set by each funding source.
Weatherization work may include:
- Insulating attics, sidewalls, banjoists and crawlspaces
- Weatherstripping doors, windows and caulking
- Venting attics
- Minor foundation repairs
- Installation of high-efficiency light bulbs
Community Action’s weatherization auditors make a health and safety check for the safe operation of combustion appliances and clean and tune gas furnaces. They may repair or replace water heaters and furnaces to resolve health and safety issues. Weatherization specialists also provide energy saving tips and suggestions to clients.
Community Action of Southeast Iowa has a Weatherization Program that has had one of the highest energy cost savings per home in the state many times during the past twenty years. During FY2017 the agency weatherized 63 homes.
The Weatherization Program has also been busy repairing homes for the elderly with funding from the local Area Agency on Aging. Repairs such as building ramps and making bathrooms accessible allowed senior citizens to remain in their homes.
To be eligible for Weatherization you must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Weatherization information from the Iowa Department of Human Rights.