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Weatherization Assistance Program

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:

  • Sealing cracks and holes to reduce air infiltration
  • Insulation of attics and walls
  • Heating system repairs or replacement
  • Hot water tank and pipe insulation
  • Installation of energy-efficient lighting and refrigerators
  • Window and outside door repair or replacement
  • Minor repairs to ensure that the installed weatherization materials will perform correctly
  • Mitigation of energy-related health and safety issues, including indoor air quality improvements, correction of ventilation problems that can lead to mold growth, and identification of lead paint hazards.

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Applicant Eligibility

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.

For more information visit the Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County