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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 while ensuring their health and safety.

 

Weatherization Facts:

  • Over 7 million families served since its inception in 1976.
  • Low-income families pay an average of 16.3% 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 $283 annually and returns an average of $2.78 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 pre-inspection diagnostic testing of your home and available funding; your home may be eligible for a variety of energy saving measures which may include the following in order of priority: 

  • Health and Safety measures. This may include smoke detectors, CO detectors, kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans.
  • Pre-approved measures such as water heater pipe insulation, water heater tank insulation, faucet aerators, lighting retrofits and low flow showerheads.
  • Infiltration reduction. This may include weather stripping, duct sealing, attic and floor insulation, repair or replace inefficient windows or doors, thresholds, and minor wall, floor and ceiling repair.
  • Solar window screens.
  • Refrigerator replacement *only if audit and diagnostic testing recommends replacement.
  • HVAC system replacement *only if audit and diagnostic testing recommends replacement.

Fact Sheet:

https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/580

 

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 welcome. 

 

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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

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This program has made a difference in my life.

I am pleased to write you today with a grateful heart. I would like to inform you of the difference this program has made in my life. I believe the new air unit has helped with my breathing and for that, I cannot thank all of you enough. Again I want you to know that everyone I have met with has been kind and professional.  - Alice, Volusia

thanks to all who helped update my home. Installing new windows has lowered my electric bill. My thanks to you all. - Henry, Volusia

Thank you so much. My light bill used to run $400, now it's down to $150. I can see a major difference. - Mary Volusia

 

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I can't thank you enough.

To the State of Florida, the Weatherization Department, the contractor and crew; I would like to thank you for the help that everyone has given me to weatherize my home and to make it more energy efficient to lower my electric bill. I can't thank you enough. I really appreciate it. -Beverly, Hernando

 

God bless you being so kind and thoughtful. I appreciate all you have done! -Shirley, Hernando

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Weatherization Services

First and foremost I want to thank you all for your time and help in making my home much more weatherized. My little house isn't much, it's not big or fancy, but it's mine and I'm proud to have it and very, very grateful for your service. -Paula, Citrus

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Weatherization Services

I just wanted to thank everyone at Mid Florida for helping us get our weatherization completed. I know you all do a lot of good and you don't get told thank you enough. So thank you all, it was much appreciated. Keep up the good work. God Bless. -Diana, Pasco