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Weatherization Assistance Program


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The goal of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly the elderly, disabled and those with children under age 12, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and ensuring their health and safety.

 

Weatherization Facts:

  • Low-income families pay an average of 18% of their annual income for energy, compared with 5% for other households.
  • The average energy expenditure in low-income households is $1,267 annually.
  • The Weatherization Assistance Program saves program participants an average of $358 annually and returns an average of $2.69 in energy and non-energy related benefits for every dollar invested.

(Source: U.S. Department of Energy)

 

Who is Eligible:

Low-income homeowners whose income is within 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Preference is given to elderly (60 years-plus), physically disabled residents, families with children under 12 and households with a high energy burden (repeated high utility bills), including those participating in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applicants must be residents of Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Citrus or Volusia counties.

 

Services Available:

Based on a pre-inspection of your home and available funding; your home may be eligible for a variety of energy saving equipment and services which may include:

  • Weather stripping;
  • Replacement of windows and doors;
  • Repair or replacement of water heaters or heating/cooling units;
  • Installation of solar sun screens;
  • Minor wall, floor and ceiling repairs; and,
  • Health and safety measures.

Fact Sheet:

http://www.floridajobs.org/docs/default-source/2015-community-development/community-assistance/wap/factsheet.pdf?sfvrsn=2 

 

Funding:

The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, with supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funds are administered by the State of Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

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Contact Information:

To receive an application by mail or email, please call our office at (352) 796-1427.

Download Weatherization Application

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Service Locations:

Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Citrus and Volusia counties.

 

How You Can Help:

Community partners and donations are always needed so that we can meet to the additional health and safety needs of elderly and disabled residents. Contact MFCS' Weatherization Assistance Program office at (352) 796-1427.

 

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Success Stories
I am more than satisfied

I would like to thank Mid Florida Community Services and the entire work force that came to my home.  They showed professionalism and due care at everything they did.  I am more than satisfied and hope this program will benefit others by making their homes as comfortable and draft-free as mine.  Thank you all.

M. Miller

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Grateful for service

I would like to show my appreciation to Mid Florida Community Services' Weatherization Program for a job well done ... the service your staff provided me was beyond my expectations.  I am so thankful for all the support and opportunities the program has afforded me.  The work done on my home is PRICELESS!!  I am indeed very fortunate. I am forever grateful.

P. Latney

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Preparing a disabled homeowner's home

Volunteers donated 91 hours to upgrade this disabled homeowner's house so it could be weatherized.  The First United Methodist Youth Group in Hernando County, along with many others volunteered their Saturday to make this project happen.  Hernando County Commissioner, Diane Rowden was also on hand to lend assistance.

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It was more than my greatest expectations

I want to thank you for all your help.  It was more than my greatest expectations!  Your contractors were excellent and appeared every day with a good attitude and went right to work.  I am so thankful for oh so much.  The refrigerator was so unexpected that I kept going to it off and on all day - even gave it a kiss once!  Of course, I'm most thankful for the new windows.  Thank you!

Jane

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Great job

Everyone was wonderful and did a great job.  Thanks again.

Barbara

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Truly a God send

Thanks again for all you have done for us.  It was truly a God send!

Tim