> North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to help low-income citizens save energy and reduce expenses through the installation of energy conservation materials and the implementation of energy efficiency measures in their homes. The goal of the program is to create a safe, energy efficient and comfortable home environment for the families served. Priority is placed on providing assistance to the elderly, individuals with disabilities and families with children. The 3,352 families that benefited from the program last year saved an average of $173 per household. A household's income must be under 150 percent of poverty to be eligible to participate in the program; however, over eighty percent of the families served in North Carolina have annual incomes below $15,000. The North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program is implemented in all counties in the State through 29 subgrantees. Local agencies determine client eligibility based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Agency staff conduct an energy audit and perform diagnostic testing to determine air infiltration, heat loss, levels of carbon monoxide and identify recommended energy conservation, safety and health measures. Local agency staff and private contractors complete the work. Staff and the resident inspect the work and, if satisfied, the resident provides an approval signature.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of North Carolina, your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $21,660 if one person lives in the household; $29,140 if two people live in the household; $36,620 if three people live in the household; $44,100 if four people live in the household; $51,580 if five people live in the household; $59,060 if six people live in the household; $66,540 if seven people live in the household; and $74,020 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,200 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for this program contact the Office of Economic Opportunity at 919-715-5850.
Program Contact Information:
For more information on the North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program, please visit:
To speak with the Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity about the Weatherization Assistance Program, please call Lawrence D. Wilson at:
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