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, adjustments, and repairs 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.
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 about the Wake County Weatherization Program, including income guidelines and weatherization applications, contact Customer Service Manager Drew Brown at (919) 435-9466 or visit www.resourcesforseniors.com/weather.php.