Weatherization Assistance Program
Passage of the Economic Stimulus Plan has resulted in revisions to The Weatherization Assistance Program so that more individuals and families can qualify.
Weatherization assistance provides:
- funds to reduce the heating and cooling costs and to ensure health and safety such as: window replacement, heating system upgrades, insulation, efficient lighting, ventilation fans;
- services for lower-income households, particularly for the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and families with children.
The counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton; Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach are served by:
The Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project
2551 Almeda Avenue in Norfolk
(Roger Gallup at 757-858-1397 or e-mail Wx2@att.net).
The counties of Surry and Sussex are served by:
Crater District Area Agency on Aging
23 Seyler Drive in Petersburg
(804-732-7020 or e-mail email@example.com).
In order to receive assistance, the first step is to contact the agency and let them know that you are interested in applying for assistance under the weatherization program. A meeting will be scheduled at your home to perform an energy audit and determine the best energy-saving measures that are cost-effective, healthy, and safe. The work is provided at no cost to you. Homeowners and renters may apply.
Visit www.dhcd.virginia.gov/HousingPreservationRehabilitation/Weatherization_FAQs.htm for more information. The new guidelines for income eligibility as of January 23, 2009, are:
2009 Poverty Income Guidelines
Contiguous U.S. Grantees Effective January 23, 2009
Size of Family Unit
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