> Georgia Weatherization Assistance Program
Weatherization is a term which means "to make your home more energy efficient." In Georgia, the purpose of this program is to make necessary energy-related repairs free of charge to income-eligible households. The first step in this process is for you to call or write the Community Action Agency or another non-profit organization listed below that serves your community. They will be able to quickly decide if you are eligible. If you qualify, a skilled technician will visit your home to assess it for heat loss. They will look at all heat loss problems to decide what energy repairs are needed, such as caulking, fixing broken windowpanes, and weatherstripping. Next, the attic will be checked to see if additional insulation is needed. Your home will be checked to see if any other energy savings are required to help reduce your energy use. However, there may be a short waiting period for this service. Just by installing some of these simple energy savings measures, household energy can be reduced substantially.
Priority is given to the elderly and handicapped, especially those that own or are buying their homes. Services to these groups will be handled as quickly as possible. Rental property can be weatherized with a signed agreement from the landlord.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Georgia, your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $16,245 if one person lives in the household; $21,855 if two people live in the household; $27,465 if three people live in the household; $33,075 if four people live in the household; $38,685 if five people live in the household; $44,295 if six people live in the household; $49,905 if seven people live in the household; and $55,515 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $5,610 for each additional person in the home.
Visit the following site for detailed application instructions:
Program Contact Information:
Please call the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority to speak with a customer service representative about the program: