What is the eligibility for weatherization?

We can weatherize owner-occupied homes and rentals, including single-family houses, mobile homes and multi-family units up to a four-plex. A home can only receive weatherization services once. All services and materials are provided at no cost to eligible households, and all employees and subcontractors must pass a background check.

Eligibility is determined by income or participation in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) or other approved State programs, and lawful presence in the United States.

The eligibility criteria includes:

1. Current enrollment in an approved state Programs

  • Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Title IV or Title XVI of the Social Security Act


2. The total gross annual income for all individuals living in the home is less than 60% of the state median income (SMI) as defined by the United States Government Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

This is calculated by collecting verification of the most recent three months of income immediately preceding eligibility determination then the income is annualized. Included income is:

  • Money, wages, and salaries before any deductions.
  • Net receipts from non-farm or farm self-employment (receipts from a person's own business or from an owned or rented farm after deductions for business or farm expenses).
  • Regular payments from social security, railroad retirement, unemployment compensation, strike benefits from union funds, worker's compensation, veteran's payments, training stipends, alimony, and military family allotments.
  • Private pensions, government employee pensions (including military retirement pay), and regular insurance or annuity payments.
  • Dividends and/or interest.
  • Net rental income and net royalties.
  • Periodic receipts from estates or trusts.
  • Net gambling or lottery winnings.

3. Completing the United States Lawful Presence Affidavit

Excluded Income:

  • Capital gains.
  • Any assets drawn down as withdrawals from a bank.
  • Money received from the sale of a property, house, or car.
  • One-time payments from a welfare agency to a family or person who is in temporary financial difficulty.
  • Tax refunds.
  • Gifts, loans, or lump-sum inheritances.
  • College scholarships.
  • One-time insurance payments, or compensation for injury.
  • Non-cash benefits, such as the employer-paid or union-paid portion of health insurance.
  • Employee fringe benefits, or food or housing received in lieu of wages.
  • The value of food and fuel produced and consumed on farms.
  • The imputed value of rent from owner-occupied non-farm or farm housing.
  • Depreciation for farm or business assets.
  • Federal non-cash benefit programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches, and housing assistance.
  • Combat zone pay to the military.
  • Child support.
  • Reverse mortgages.
  • Payments for the care of foster children.

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1. What is the eligibility for weatherization?
2. What services are included?
3. What services are not included?
4. Other helpful resources
5. How is funding provided?
6. Does the program help pay utility bills?
7. Can I get help if I don't own the house?
8. Does the program replace water heaters and furnaces?
9. Is my home eligible for services?
10. Do I have to pay for services if my home is eligible?
11. Does the program install solar panels?