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Home weatherization assistance is made possible through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
The program is designed to reduce energy consumption in the home. By reducing the energy bills of low-income families as opposed to offering aid, weatherization reduces dependency and liberates these funds for spending on more pressing family issues. On average, weatherization reduces overall energy bills by $358 per year at current prices. This spending, in turn, spurs low-income communities toward job growth and economic development.
Specific energy conservation measures include: installing or adding attic insulation; repairing or replacing deteriorated exterior doors and windows; installing thresholds and weather-stripping; installing low flow showerheads and pipe insulation on water heater lines; installing water heater jackets; repairing a/c ducts; replacing a/c filters; installing energy efficient light bulbs; and replacing inefficient air conditioners, refrigerators and water heaters.
The program currently serves an average of 70 homes each year depending on the size of the project and the services needed.
Partnership: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Specific energy conservation measures: Replacing and/or installation of the key components for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP); and Energy/Recovery Ventilation (ERV), including bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans to make air in homes healthier and safer without adding significant costs. Whole mechanical exhaust systems are installed to provide better indoor air quality when evaluation determines necessary.
In order to qualify for this program, the applicants total household income must not exceed 200% of the U.S. Poverty Guidelines. Senior citizens and families with children under 12 years of age, will be given priority.Back to Top
Applicants will be required to provide supporting documentation for proof of income, proof of home ownership, social security card and/or photo identification for every member of the household; a current utility bill is also required.Back to Top
Individuals interested in participating in the program may apply by contacting Energy Programs at 786-469-4730.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:32:14 PM
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