Weatherization Program, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and Alaska
Housing Finance Corporation, provides energy efficiency and safety improvements
to low-income households at no cost to the household, within Federal and State program
limits. The program’s primary goal is to reduce household energy costs.
How do I get an application?
are available online, at our office (1517 S. Industrial Way, #8, Palmer), and
are available through the mail. To receive an application in the mail, please
call us at (907) 746-5680 (outside Mat-Su call toll-free 800-478-8080).
What are the income-limits for the Weatherization Program?
limits are established on an annual basis and are adjusted for household
size. All occupants of the home (even non-family members) count as
members of the household. Income limits vary by region. Please see the
application or Alaska CDC weatherization web page for your regional income
guidelines and service areas.
Is the weatherization
program available for rental units, condos and mobile homes?
the Weatherization program is available for renters and also for condos and
mobile homes. Landlord approval will be required on rental units.
Will homes that have
been weatherized in the past be eligible for the weatherization program?
If a home was weatherized prior to May 14, 2008, it may be
eligible to be re-weatherized if the household meets the income guidelines.
Previously weatherized homes will not be as high a priority as those never
As a landlord, how
much does the Weatherization Program cost me?
is no mandatory landlord contribution; however, there are lower funding limits
for rental units. Landlord contributions can be matched to exceed these rental
unit funding limits. Please see application details or contact
us for more information.
How much does the program cost the applicant?
Weatherization Program is funded through state and federal funding and there is
no charge to the applicant.
I am a tenant and my landlord will not sign
the Landlord Tenant agreement. What do I do?
cannot weatherize housing without the owner’s consent, and the owner is not
required by law to provide consent. You can try providing more
information to the landlord about the benefits of weatherization, but it is the
landlord’s right to decline assistance from the program.
How long will I wait for assistance?
on program funding levels, the timing of funding, number of active eligible
applicants and your priority level you could wait six months or more for
I qualify for Weatherization assistance.
Will my windows and doors be replaced?
Weatherization Program prioritizes improvements that have the greatest energy savings
and all items must be cost effective. Windows and doors are not usually
replaced because they don’t meet the cost effective requirement.Air-sealing, insulation, heating system work
and addressing ventilation issues are most commonly done. The assessor
who evaluates your home will determine what improvements the program can make.
What service areas
does your program cover?
Alaska CDC provides
weatherization assistance to: Mat-Su Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Copper
River area, Tok area, Kodiak, Haines, Gustavus, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Wrangell.