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.