… lessens the impact of the high cost of energy in maintaining a home for income-qualifying households.
What is Weatherization?
Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation’s Weatherization Assistance Program is a free program for completing home energy efficiency measures to income-qualifying households. The program’s goal is to reduce energy costs by improving the energy efficiency in homes and addressing health and safety concerns. A professionally trained weatherization auditor will perform an on-site home energy audit using state of the art equipment to identify air sealing areas, insulation needs, and inspect heating systems for safety and efficiency. Weatherization services may include, but not be limited to, installing insulation in walls, floors, and attics, weatherstripping and caulking to seal off air leaks, door and window replacement for mobile homes, and window glass replacement for houses. A heating and cooling contractor may make necessary furnace repairs to existing heating systems, and possible gas and oil furnace replacement (owner-occupied homes only). Once installed, these energy saving measures help to reduce heating and cooling costs for years, and will help make your home warmer and safer.
Do I qualify for services?
Do I have to own my own home to qualify for services?
You may qualify whether you’re a homeowner or renter; live in a single-family home, multifamily housing complex or in a mobile home. Owners of rental units must approve weatherization work and make a minimum 5% contribution based on material/labor estimate of weatherization work.
Do I have to meet an income guideline to qualify?
Weatherization is an income qualifying program. Preference is given to individuals 60 and over, the disabled and families with children. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), you are automatically eligible. You may also be eligible for assistance if your income meets federally established income guidelines.
JFCAC utilizes insulation products containing recycled materials whenever possible
Weatherization is funded by Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
How to apply for Weatherization?
Click here for information on how to apply for weatherization
Click here to download the Weatherization application. Complete on your computer, print and return the completed application to the address on the form.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Weatherization Assistance Program?
- It is a program for income qualified families that helps with insulation, weather-stripping, caulking, windows, glass, and/or door replacement, and furnace testing to make sure they are operating correctly.
- Does it operate only during the winter months?
- No, we operate all year long.
Is it for owners only, or can renters apply also?
- This program is for low-income home owners and renters.
Is the weatherization going to cost me anything?
- No, it is funded by the Federal Government through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Energy and if you are income eligible it is completed at no cost for the family.
Do you do skirting on mobile homes?
- No, we used to back in the 1980s, but studies have shown that it is most cost effective to insulate the underbelly of the mobile home.
2012 Weatherization Income Guidelines
Effective January 24, 2013
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Each additional member add $8,040.