Tag: Weatherization

Weatherization Assistance Program Marks 40 Years of Serving Low-Income Families

June 30, 2016

By Eric Behna, Program and Policy Analyst On August 14th, 1976 President Gerald Ford signed H.R. 12169, also known as the Energy Conservation and Production Act. Title IV of this legislation instructed the administrator of the Federal Energy Administration (now the Department of Energy) to establish a weatherization program in order to “increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or


Community Action Agencies Work to Alleviate Energy Burden and Unsafe Housing

October 27, 2015

By Quinton Young, Program Assistant Community Action Agencies (CAAs) work across the United States and its territories to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities. Through the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) and other grants, these agencies have the flexibility to provide innovative, flexible, and responsive programs and services to address the needs in their


Guest Blog: Weatherization at work in Colorado - Client Testimonial

October 22, 2015

[caption id="attachment_2683" align="alignright" width="170"] “When I first asked for help from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, my public service bill was way outrageous. It was more than $300 per month. After weatherization, it went down to about $60. It’s a huge relief. " - Tina Thalley[/caption] Living with a disability is not easy – it’s hard on household maintenance and on

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The Positive Effects of Weatherization and Improved Indoor Air Quality on Asthma

October 20, 2015

Written by Quinton Young, Program Assistant The U.S. Department of Energy released the results of the National Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) on September 15 during the NASCSP Annual Training Conference in Sacramento, California. Carried out by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the results from these studies provides the WAP program with many strong talking


Mini Weatherization Toolkit, Week 1

October 5, 2015

Welcome to the first week of Weatherization Month 2015! We’re excited to bring you the first of the mini Weatherization Month toolkits to start the online buzz around the WAP and set the stage for #WXDayOct30! We hope that you are as excited as we are to embark on this celebration of a program that has been proven to have great effects in communities around the nation.  Between the results of

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