What We Do

Community Action’s Weatherization program makes improvements to the homes of low-income households designed to reduce heating and cooling costs and increase their comfort level. Funded by local utilities and the federal government, Community Action weatherizes more than 1,000 homes per year. We hire private contractors that will perform diagnostics, insulate attics and basements, caulk, weather-strip, and/or repair doors and windows and replace inefficient household appliances. Community Action can even mitigate a crisis situation by repairing or replacing inoperable heating systems. Our staff makes sure the residents of our weatherized homes are fully aware of ways to save energy in their homes through the decisions they make, from hanging their clothes to dry or turning down the thermostat at night or when they aren’t at home. Participation depends on the utility company, the source of heat, and the electricity usage of a participant’s home. Importantly, the family’s income must be below the levels determined by the funding source.

UGI Low-Income Usage Reduction Program

Community Action can serve UGI customers in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, and portions of Monroe counties if their income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, or if a customer has received assistance under the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program during the last 6 months. Both renters and homeowners are eligible.

For more information on how to apply for this program, please call Community Action at 484-893-1125 or you can click the link to Apply Online.

PPL Winter Relief Assistance Program

WRAP is designed to help low-income PPL utility customers whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and who meet the electricity usage requirements. Both renters and homeowners may be eligible for WRAP based on program qualifications.

If you have any questions regarding this program, or to apply by phone, call PPL toll free at 1-888-232-6302or 1-800-342-5775. You can call us at 484-893-1122. You can also Apply Online / Check Status.

FirstEnergy WARM Program

WARM is a FirstEnergy program designed to assist customers in parts of Bucks, Northampton, Monroe, and Pike counties by providing weatherization measures in the home that may reduce their electricity usage. Customers of FirstEnergy and whose income falls at or below 200% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for WARM. Both renters and homeowners are encouraged to apply.

For more information or to inquire about the application process please call us at 484-893-1127 or FirstEnergy at 1-800.207.9276 or click this link: Get More Info.

Federally-funded Weatherization Assistance Program

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development administers the federally-funded Weatherization Assistance Program for people who live in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Like the utility-funded programs above, Community Action provides services at no cost to participants. A person with whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties may be eligible for this program. Both renters and homeowners may qualify.

For further information or to inquire about the application process please call us at 484-893-1125.

Furnace Repair or Replacement

Our Weatherization Program, in conjunction with the Lehigh and Northampton county assistance offices, can repair or replace heating systems in cold weather emergency situations for qualified low-income households. To apply for LIHEAP click the link below. Please note that applications are only accepted during the colder months, typically from November through March.

For more information or to apply online, click here: Apply Online.

Average Percent of Household Energy Savings of PPL Customers


Number of Weatherized Homes

Number of repaired and/or replaced heating systems
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