The HWAP is a federally-funded low-income residential energy efficiency program, designed to help low-income families weatherize their homes. Services include attic, wall and basement insulation, blower-door-guided air leakage reduction, heating system repairs or replacements, and health and safety testing and inspections.
Households at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines — which range from $12,060 for a family of one to $41,320 for a family of eight — qualify for the program.
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Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)
What is HWAP?
Ohio’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded low-income residential energy efficiency program. Services include attic, wall and basement insulation; blower-door-guided air leakage reduction; heating system repairs or replacements; and health and safety testing and inspections. All measures are provided based upon an on-site energy audit and on cost-effective guidelines. Individualized client education also is an important component of the program.
Households at or below 200 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines qualify for this no-cost program.
Persons in Family* Poverty Income Level 200 Percent
1 $12,060 $24,120
2 $16,240 $32,480
3 $20,420 $40,840
4 $24,600 $49,200
5 $28,780 $57,560
6 $32,960 $65,920
7 $37,140 $74,280
8 $41,320 $82,640
*For families with more than 8 persons, add $8,360 for each additional person.
Submission of HWAP Applications
In the State of Ohio, weatherization funding is managed by the Ohio Energy Office, which is part of the Ohio Department of Development. However, actual applications for funding need to be submitted by homeowners through authorized weatherization providers. A map with a hyperlink by county can be found on the OACAA website at http://oacaa.org/directory.
Please refer to the appropriate weatherization provider as listed below based upon the county where you reside. You can visit the office, where the provider can assist you with completion of the application, or you can call the provider and request an application be mailed to you. The provider will handle all communication with the member pertaining to processing of the applications. Applications are accepted by the weatherization providers every day.
Note: Renters and tenants will need the property owner’s permission for weatherization improvements. The application form includes a section for this.
HWAP Weatherization Providers
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
Service Area: Pike County
Service Area: Scioto County
| Service Area: Gallia, Meigs Counties
Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency
8010 N State Route 7
Cheshire OH 45620-0272
| Service Area: Lawrence County
Ironton-Lawrence County Area Community Action Organization
305 N Fifth St
Ironton OH 45638-0517
| Service Area: Jackson, Vinton Counties
Jackson-Vinton Community Action
118 S. New York Ave.
Wellston OH 45692
| Service Area: Ross County
Ross County Community Action Commission
250 Woodbridge Ave.
Chillicothe OH 45601
| Service Area: Athens Tri-County
Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action
50 Saint Charles St
Nelsonville, OH 45764