Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income individuals and families reduce energy costs and increase comfort and safety in their homes. Individuals, families, the elderly and the disabled who are making no more than 200 percent of the current federal poverty income level are eligible for help. However, priority is given to the elderly and disabled, households with high-energy consumption, emergency situations and homes with preschool-age children.
Participating households average nearly 33 percent in savings, or approximately $285 per year, after the completion of weatherization improvements. To apply for weatherization assistance, individuals must submit their application to the agency that services the county in which they reside.
The Utah Division of Housing and Community Development administers the program statewide through eight government and nonprofit agencies. Benefits are provided in the form of noncash grants to eligible households to make energy-efficiency improvements to those homes.
Program Recipient Comments
"There are not words to describe how I feel. I am deeply grateful. My home is so warm and cozy now." -Resident of Logan
"I'm confident I'll silently offer many more thanks next winter when I don't feel a cold chill blowing through my house." - Resident of Payson
"Our gas bill went from $250 a month to $89. The program is awesome! And it's so nice not to have our pipes freeze this winter." - Resident of Springville
Old pot belly stove replaced with a new 95% efficient furnace
Application for USDA Section 533 Funds
The Utah Department of Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development Division (HCDD), intends to apply for $50,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Section 533 Housing Preservation Grant to assist eligible households in San Juan County Utah on the Navajo Reservation. These funds will be leveraged and used to assist our partnership with Group Mission Trips for the years of 2015 & 2016. Comments can be made to Gary Spangenberg @ 801-468-0047.
The Utah Housing and Community Development Division administers the program statewide through eight government and non-profit agencies. Benefits are provided in the form of non-cash grants to eligible households to make energy-efficiency improvements to those homes.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling 801-526-9240. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162