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Weatherization Assistance Program


Are you eligible for Weatherization?

Homeowners and renters who meet the following guidelines:

Household Size Last 3 months of Gross Income:

1 person $ 6,795

2 persons $ 9,155

3 persons $11,515

4 persons $13,875

For each additional member, add $2,360 to determine guidelines for households larger than 4.

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 in the past 15 years.

The Weatherization Assistance Program's service area covers the following 11 Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford.

For program information, contact NMCAA's Housing & Energy Efficiency Services at (231) 947-3780 or email HEESintake@nmcaa.net.

Department of Energy Partnership

Watch a short video by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Weatherization Assistance 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 in our service area. 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 
  • 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.)

 

 Start Here

Click the "Start Here" to fill out a pre-screen for services. For program information, contact 
NMCAA's Housing & Energy Efficiency Services at (231) 947-3780 or
email HEESintake@nmcaa.net
This page last updated on 12/8/2022.

Click on the link below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Weatherization Program.

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Do you have pets?
If you have one or more pets at home, you should change your furnace filter more often. Plan to change your filter at least every month - you can put a reminder on your calendar or on your phone. A furnace filter that is clogged with dust, pet hair, or other gunk will cause your furnace to work harder because of decreased air flow. Make your furnace work more efficiently and last longer by taking care of it and establishing a regular maintenance routine of changing out the filter!

And keep that litter box far away from the furnace too!

Click here for more info about changing your furnace filter.