The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy in an effort to reduce the burden of home energy costs on low-income families. Funds are used to improve the energy performance, health and safety, and indoor air quality of homes by using the most advanced technologies and testing procedures available in the housing industry.
DAEOC provides WAP services in Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Mississippi, Scott, and Stoddard counties.
Typical Issues & Weatherization Solutions
Weatherization services include a wide variety of energy efficiency measures that encompass the building envelope, its heating and cooling systems, water heating system, and electricity consuming appliances. Trained energy auditors perform a comprehensive inspection on your home to collect data on your home’s various systems. Using computer software, the auditor can then pinpoint the areas of most need and implement solutions that can save you money on utility bills and increase indoor comfort.
The following table lists common issues, their solutions, and the measures that the Weatherization program uses to address these issues. Weatherization measures are subject to DOE cost guidelines and all homes may not be eligible.
Be income qualified (check table below)
Download and complete WX application.
Submit proof of income for every member of the household OR signed and notarized No Income Affidavit.
Proof of home ownership OR paid real estate tax receipt from landlord.
Social Security number for every member of the household.
Copy of utility bills.
Renters must submit signed Owner/Landlord Agreement form.
A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home - This Guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth.
Energy Saver Booklet – Tips on saving money and energy at home.
Help Yourself to a Healthy Home - This booklet covers many topics related to health and safety in the home and how to better protect your children’s health.
Renovate Right - This pamphlet provides basic facts about lead and information about lead safety when work is being done in your home, your building or the child care facility or school your children attend.