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Helping Homes Weatherization Assistance

The 2024 Application Enrollment Period Has Ended

Our Helping Homes program provides qualifying low-income homeowners the opportunity to reduce their energy costs through the installation of energy-saving retrofits to their homes. These retrofits will be determined by an energy audit and may include attic and/or band joist insulation, central air conditioner or heat pump replacement, caulking and weather-stripping, LED lighting upgrades, bathroom exhaust fan upgrades and other possible measures shown to have positive savings for the money invested.

All retrofit work will be completed at no cost to those awarded participation in the Helping Homes program. Contractors approved by the CWLP Energy Services Office will do all of the installation and upgrade work.

See application criteria below. Questions: Call Energy Services at 217.789.2070.

Applying for the Helping Homes Program

Must be CWLP electric customer, meeting income and all eligibility guidelines shown below. When next enrollment period opens in 2025, applicants will be pre-screened for eligibility and awarded participation on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have CWLP electric service in their names (or the name of their legal spouse)
  • Own and live in the home they wish to have weatherized. Mobile homes, apartments and rental homes do NOT qualify.
  • Meet HUD’s 2024 Part 5 definition of low income guidelines for maximum household income

Number of Persons in Household Maximum Household Income
1 $59,150
2 $67,600
3 $76,050
4 $84,500
5 $91,300
6 $98,050
7 $104,800
8 $111,550

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