Program Description

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.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$7,236
2$9,744
3$12,252
4$14,760
5$17,268
6$19,776
7$22,284
8$24,792

If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for this program, call 3-1-1 or through the online Application.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program, please visit the District of Columbia Weatherization Assistance Program website.

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