Weatherization Assistance Program
The Town of Wake Forest is partnering with Resources for Seniors to raise awareness of the Wake County Weatherization Assistance Program. The initiative provides free home energy audits and energy-savings services for those who qualify.
Administered by Resources for Seniors, the program targets families with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level guidelines, households receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Services are provided free of charge to eligible households.
People of any age may apply, but elderly or disabled people, and families with children receive priority. Individuals who rent their homes are also eligible as long as their landlord is willing to participate.
Download an Application Packet
Those interested can download an application packet and review the income limits for the program. Rest assured, if we can find a way to assist clients then we will do our best to provide those services or direct them to other community partners who may be able to offer assistance.
Typical weatherization services provided as part of the program include:
Sealing air leaks
Installing insulation in attics, walls, and floors
Sealing and insulating ducts
Installing a smart thermostat
Replacing existing lighting with energy-efficient bulbs
Performing tune-ups and repairs to heating and cooling systems
The average homeowner receives up to $4,000 worth of work as a result of the audit and realizes an annual energy savings of about $400.
For More Information
For more information about the local Weatherization Assistance Program, contact Sophia Olson. Or call Resources For Seniors intake staff at 919-713-1556 and they will direct your request to the appropriate staff person who will contact you and assist you with your request.
Additional information about Weatherization Assistance Programs are available at the state and federal levels.