Partnership weatherization services provide energy conservation improvements that reduce energy consumption by an average of 30% per household. Health and safety efforts improve the quality of life for homeowners. Service measures are conducted on homes at no cost to the homeowner thanks to generous funding partnerships. These programs serve income-eligible households in 6 counties across North Alabama.
LIWAP & DOE
The Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP) and Department of Energy (DOE) weatherization program were established to reduce energy costs for low-income households by increasing energy efficiency and improving health and safety for residents. The non-energy return on investment is estimated to be nearly 3:1 from a reduction in medical expenses and health-related absences from work. LIWAP grant funds provide assistance to homeowners who are at or below 150% of poverty guidelines and DOE grant funds provide assistance to homeowners who are at or below 200% of poverty guidelines.
NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA (NWA)
NeighborWorks America provides grant funding for health & safety measures in a designated Community Impact Measures (CIM) area. Income-eligible homeowners with identified needs receive energy-saving measures that not only reduce their energy consumption but also improve the overall well-being of residents by removing the causes of health-related issues such as asthma or falls.
2018 WEATHERIZATION RESULTS
Home Forward grants are competitive grants funded and provided by Alabama Power. Funds are used as leveraged funding in conjunction with Weatherization funds to implement additional measures that exceed LIWAP and DOE amounts. Services are provided at no cost to the homeowner.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are utilized in the rehabilitation of existing homes and the replacement of mobile homes. CDBG funds are intended to improve the housing situation of low-income persons within their communities. Projects include emergency repair programs, spot rehabilitation or full house rehabilitation.