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Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program

Michigan > Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program

 

Program Description:

Michigan's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally-funded, low-income residential energy conservation program. The program provides free home energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters. These services reduce energy use and lower utility bills, thus creating more self-sufficient households. A trained inspector will assess eligible dwellings for energy conservation needs. A typical inspection will include Blower Door testing for air leakage, Combustion Appliance testing for safety and efficiency, and a Health and Safety inspection. A computerized audit is the basis for determining which measures are most cost effective for each individual dwelling.

According to national studies, households that receive weatherization services can expect heating costs to be reduced 20 to 25 percent. At today's fuel cost, that amounts to about a $300 savings. As fuel costs continue to rise, even greater savings will result.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Michigan, 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, or $74,020 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,480 for each additional person in the home.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply, contact your local weatherization operator:
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5452_7124_7211-58707--,00.htm...

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on the program please visit:
http://www.michigan.gov/heatingassistance/0,1607,7-215-33212-15408--,0...

To ask about the Weatherization Assistance program, please call the Michigan Family Independence Agency at:
517-373-2035

 

Managing Agency:

Michigan
http://www.mich.gov/




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