Program: Weatherization Assistance Program

Program Snapshot: The Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income New Yorkers by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. Weatherization services reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool homes and provide hot water, thus reducing energy consumption, while minimizing the impact of higher fuel costs on low-income families.

Services:

  • Conduct an energy audit of the property to identify specific needs
  • Seal homes to reduce air infiltration
  • Provide efficient lighting and refrigeration
  • Upgrade or replace heating systems, windows and doors
  • Add insulation to attics and walls
  • Install carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, ventilation and other health and safety improvements.

Eligibility:

  • Reside in Manhattan north of 145th Street (including Marble Hill) or south of East 96th Street and east of 8th Avenue (including Roosevelt Island).
  • At least half of tenants in the building must have incomes at or below 60% of the state median income as listed here (tenants receiving SSI, cash assistance, SNAP, or HEAP benefits is automatically income eligible).

How to Enroll:

  • Building owners must apply for the program directly (individual renters cannot apply independently).

 Contact:

  • Contact Jackie Gomez at 212-822-8340 for additional information and application materials.