Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a low-income energy efficiency program administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). Its purpose is to make the homes of low-income clients more energy efficient, thereby reducing the households’ energy bills. The program also improves the health and safety of low-income homes. The energy efficiency and health and safety work is done using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.

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What are the benefits of weatherization?

  • Conserves energy
  • Solves certain health and safety problems in the client's homes
  • Maintains affordable housing for low-income persons
  • Saves money on your utility bill
  • Reduces environmental pollution

What is required for program eligibility?

  • Meet income guidelines: 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Owners and renters both qualify

What is required to apply for services?

  • Can apply for weatherization at the same time you apply for the LiHEAP program
  • Applications are taken over the phone at our local outreach offices

Inspection Process

A contract energy auditor will inspect:

  • Combustion appliances
  • Heating system
  • Chimney function
  • Water heater
  • Stove & oven
  • Insulation
  • Attic & basement air leaks
  • Refrigerator & freezer efficiency

A weatherization plan will be developed & may include:

  • Furnace tune & clean, repair/replacement
  • Water heater repair/replacement
  • Attic, sidewall, crawl space & band joist insulation
  • Seal cracks & holes
  • Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • LED light bulbs

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Weatherization makes energy-efficient repairs to home by providing comfort while saving on utility costs and ensuring the health and safety of residents. Through weatherization improvements and upgrades, households save on average $283 or more every year according to a national evaluation of the program.

Click the button below to visit the Iowa Department of Human Rights WAP website and access more information.

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To ensure basic rights, freedoms, and opportunities for all by empowering underrepresented Iowans and eliminating economic, social, and cultural barriers.