The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides technical and financial assistance to help low-income residents reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. WAP performs energy audits and installs audit-recommended energy efficiency measures to help families maintain energy-efficient, safe and healthy homes. In the District, WAP is administered through selected Community Based Organizations that hire local contractors to install the energy efficiency measures recommended by the energy audit.
Typical weatherization measures may include: insulation, duct sealing, heating and cooling systems repairs or replacement, air infiltration mitigation; and reducing electric base load consumption through measures such as energy efficient lighting and appliances.
Eligibility for WAP is verified by DOEE’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Below is a breakdown of the income eligibility limits at the 60% District median income level.
Income Guidelines for FY 2018 (Beginning October 1, 2017)
|Household Size||Maximum Annual Income|
For families with more than 8 persons, add $1,508 for each additional person.
If you meet these income guidelines, call 311 to make an appointment for Energy Assistance.