The Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program provides weatherization and energy conservation services at no cost to households below 60 percent of Oregon statewide median income or up to 200% of poverty level. Primary funding for the program is from the U.S. Department of Energy with other funds from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, utility companies and the Bonneville Power Administration.
Weatherization services can be received by filling out an Energy Assistance application at Community in Action for Malheur County, and the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center in Harney County. (See income guidelines below).
When doing weatherization certified inspectors conduct a thorough home inspection, diagnostic testing, and use a auditing software to determine what measures are cost effective and provide the highest energy savings. Desired results are healthy, safe and energy efficient homes.
Click here to see income guidelines…
Eligibility Requirements/How to Apply
To be eligible, a household’s income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Povery Level. These levels are based on household income and household size. To be eligible, a household must also have documented energy costs. Both homeowner and renter households are eligible.
Documents Required for an Intake Appointment
Documents Required for an Energy Assistance Appointment: For the 2014 Energy Assistance season you are responsible for bringing the following documents to prevent a delay in processing your application:
- Identification for all adults (18 years and older)
- Social Security cards for all household members
- Current proof of income for the most recent 30 days – social security recipients MUST bring your social security benefit letter. If you need a copy of this letter, you can visit the Social Security website to create an online account, visit the local social security office or you can call the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213. Social Security Administration encourages usage of the online access to accounts as some services provided at the field offices will not be continued.
- The most recent energy bill with the applicant’s name
Declaration of Household Income-Zero Income Statement
Click here for Declaration of Household Income form. This form must be completed for all members of the household 18 years or older who have no income or irregular income.
Schedule an Appointment
To Schedule an appointment call 541-889-9555. If you reach the answer machine, please leave your name, phone number, and a brief message. Messages will be returned in the order they are received.
Wait List Information
The weatherization program wait list is prioritized by clients who are 60 or older and who have verified disabilities. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be contacted by a Representative approximately 30 days before your weatherization project is scheduled to start.
Energy Education is required prior to receiving home weatherization services. Classes are held as needed, or information may be provided during the weatherization audit. If you reach the answering machine, please leave your name, your phone number, and a brief message about getting scheduled for an energy education class. Messages will be returned in the order received.
Program Fact Sheet
Click here to see the Oregon Housing and Community Services Weatherization fact sheet.