The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) performs energy saving repairs and addresses inefficiencies in dwellings (site-built or manufactured). Although this program ma not be able to address your home's biggest repair needs, it can perform some work that can reduce your energy costs while ensuring health and safety in the home.
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Weatherization Works! at THAPgroup enables low-income families to reduce energy bills by making homes more energy efficient
Weatherization Works! at THAPgroup
How weatherization can work for you
In any season, weatherization can be a valuable impact to cost-effective living. THAPgroup's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps reduce energy costs for low-income families and individuals by improving the energy efficiency and safety of homes.
HOW WEATHERIZATION WORKS
The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program was created in 1976 to assist low-income families who lacked resources to invest in energy efficiency. WAP is operated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American tribes, and U.S. Territories. Funds are used to improve the energy efficiency of low-income homes using the most advanced technologies and testing protocol available in the housing industry. The energy conservation resulting from the efforts of state and local agencies helps our country reduce its dependence of foreign oil and decrease the cost of energy for families in need while improving the health and safety of their homes.
Applying for Weatherization Assistance
1. Submit Your Application
Call us to receive an application package or download the package below and submit it to our office: 813.626.4926 x106. IMPORTANT: When applying for Weatherization services, other documents may be required. Read Application Notice here.
- Submit your application along with all the required documents
- Proof of income for everyone living in the home (last 7 pay stubs, Social Security Award Letter)
- Proof of disability if checked on application (i.e. handicap parking permit, doctor's letter, Social Security benefits letter)
- Picture ID or Driver's License of every adult
- Copies of Social Security cards for everyone living in the home (first five numbers blacked out after copying)
- Most recent electric bill showing Kilowatt hours
- Review & download application for:
Once your eligibility is determined and you qualify, the agency puts you on a waiting list. If you rent, you must obtain permission from your landlord (letter from landlord giving you authorization to weatherize the home). The program prioritizes assistance to 1) disabled & elderly, 2) households with children under 12, 3) homes with highest energy costs, and 4) Owners & tenants meeting income-eligibility guidelines
2019 Income Guidelines
2. Obtain a professional consultation
When it is your turn, a Professional Energy Consultation is performed, testing the infiltration of outside air with a blower door, inspection of equipment for health and safety to create a list of the most cost-effective energy conservation measures for your home (following the priority list that the Department of Energy provides).
*Due to funding constraints, and sometimes complications with your home, the weatherization process may not be completed.
The agency schedules work with contractors and the workers arrive to perform the energy-related project in your home (this process could take approximately 1 to 3 months after the previous step). Work is typically completed within one week, but not to exceed a month. In rare cases projects may exceed 30 days if custom items need to be ordered.