The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) assists income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their heating and cooling costs and addressing health and safety issues in their homes through energy-efficiency measures. Household energy-use reductions and resultant energy cost savings are significant, with an average annual savings in excess of 20%.
WAP providers conduct an assessment, or “energy audit,” of the residence to identify specific measures to increase energy efficiency. Based on the results of the energy audit, services may include, but are not limited to:
Households with incomes at or below 60% of state median income are eligible for assistance (click here to view a pdf of the current Income Limit from New York State Homes and Community Renewal).
Program services are available to both homeowners and renters, with priority given to senior citizens, families with children, and persons with disabilities.
If a household contains a member who receives Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits or certain other forms of public assistance, the household is automatically eligible for weatherization services.
Applications are accepted from renters, homeowners, and rental property owners. Both single-family and multi-family buildings are assisted.