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Low-Income Weatherization

The Home Weatherization Program is funded by the Federal Department of Energy (DOE) and administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The program provides free energy conservation services for eligible low-income households. DHHS contracts with Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) to operate the program. The Agency determines applicant eligibility, performs the necessary inspections and weatherization and contracts with mechanical contractors to complete mechanical work. Services may include:

  • Home Energy Audit
  • Weather-stripping, caulking, general air sealing
  • Window/door repair or replacement
  • Attic, foundation, wall, or sill box insulation
  • Programmable thermostat installation
  • Furnace, water heater, refrigerator tune-up or replacement

Studies show an average of 15% to 40% reduction of fuel usage. (Actual results may vary.)

Who may be eligible for these services?

Homeowners and renters who meet the following guidelines:

                Household Size Last 3 months of Income

                1 person              $ 6,030

                2 persons            $ 8,120

                3 persons            $10,210

                4 persons            $12,300

                5 persons            $14,390

Homes cannot be for sale, in foreclosure, or in remodeling at the time of inspection, and homes must be occupied by the applicant. Homes cannot be re-weatherized if they have been served by our program since 9/30/1994.

The Agency service area covers the following 10 Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford.

For program information, contact Lisa Ritter at (231) 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.

To begin the application process, print and fill out the Weatherization Referral Form.

Then return the completed from to:

NMCAA
Attn: Weatherization
3963 Three Mile Rd.
Traverse City, MI  49686

This page last updated on 1/24/2017.

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