Success stories

Interfaith Housing Services Saves Lives, Improves Health, and Reduces Energy Burdens

IHS’s WAP replaced the hot water tank venting dangerous CO levels back into the attic in the Garcia’s home pictured above, and followed up with weatherization.  Ms. Garcia has since been able ...Read more

Weatherization Plus Health: Leveraging Funds For Client Health

Access to the right kind of funding, and enough of it, truly can make a difference on the health and safety side of the equation for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the clients that ...Read more

Couleecap’s Weatherization Deferral Program Makes Homes Safer and More Energy Efficient

As any Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) practitioner knows, having to walk away from a needy family’s home because of health and safety problems is demoralizing and goes against the mission ...Read more

Weatherization Plus Health: Future Direction of the Weatherization Assistance Program?

The future of the U.S. Department of Energy’s low-income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is far from certain. The program faced much criticism after receiving $5 billion in American ...Read more

Weatherization Plus Health: The Next Step for the Weatherization Assistance Program

The connection between health and housing seems obvious: we spend most of our time in our homes, and our surroundings have a great impact on our well-being. What may be less obvious is the connection ...Read more

Leveraging Success Stories: Onward and Upward with Weatherization

As the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reaches the end of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) period on March 31, 2012, states and local agencies are looking to the ...Read more

Weatherization Plus Health: The Connecticut Efficient Healthy Homes Initiative

This article is part of an ongoing series from the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), which is implementing Weatherization Plus Health on behalf of DOE. Each piece ...Read more

Lead Safe Weatherization for Crews and Managers

Webinar Wednesday presentation on promoting integrated service delivery through Weatherization Plus Health. Presenter: Mike Vogel, Director, Montana Weatherization Training Center. ...Read more

New Mexico’s Energy$mart Academy

This article is part of an ongoing series from the National Association for State Community Services Programs, which is implementing the Weatherization Plus Health initiative on behalf of the U.S. ...Read more

Case Study: Weatherization Plus Health

Ms. Jones applied for energy assistance through the Opportunity Council (OC). During the eligibility appointment, staff asked whether anyone in the household had asthma, allergies, or other ...Read more

Homes in Need by STEP, Inc.: Bringing a Fresh Approach to Weatherization Plus Health

Community action agencies administer dozens of programs under one roof, making coordination a challenge and best practices a must. Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action (STEP, ...Read more

Spotlight On: Opportunity Council’s Weatherizaton Plus Health

A true pioneer in integrated healthy homes and weatherization services, the Opportunity Council (OC) in Bellingham, Washington, has been providing combined services to needy families since 1993. Over ...Read more

Spotlight On: Baltimore City Weatherization Assistance Program and Healthy Homes

Since the stimulus-funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) began, Baltimore City has weatherized more than 3,000 households. However, due to the old and degraded state of much of the city’s ...Read more