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.
(Source: U.S. Department of Energy)
Who is Eligible:
Low-income homeowners whose total gross household income is no more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see fact sheet below for 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.
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:
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).
To receive an application by mail or email, please call our office at (352) 796-1427.
To print an application, use the link below.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Citrus and Volusia counties.
How You Can Help:
Community partners and donations are always welcome.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Everyone was wonderful and did a great job. Thanks again.
Thanks again for all you have done for us. It was truly a God send!
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
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
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
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