– DHCD’s Weatherization Assistance Program provides energy cost reduction to low-income families –
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development wants people across Virginia to be thinking about the cold weather that is right around the corner and how they can reduce energy costs in their homes. DHCD’S Weatherization Assistance Program provides just that for low-income families across the commonwealth.
The program aims to work across communities in Virginia to increase the energy efficiency of housing occupied by low-income persons and reduce their total residential energy expenditures for heating and cooling. This program does not offer assistance with paying utility bills, but instead increases the efficiency of home heating and cooling systems, as well as provides for the installation of energy-saving measures in the house, such as insulation and air sealing.
The program has produced energy cost reductions in more than 42,500 homes in Virginia, affecting thousands of people, many that are elderly, the disabled and children, and it continues to work across the state to reach more homes.
For persons seeking more information on qualifying and applying for weatherization services, they must contact the local agency that is serving the city or county in which they live. A complete list of the Weatherization Service Providers can be found here.
For more information on the Weatherization Program and other DHCD programs, visit www.dhcd.virginia.gov.