By Carrie James
July 19, 2011
Through this program, eligible low-income/moderate income Alaskans can lower the cost of heating their homes. Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority is working in partnership with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to provide program services at no cost to qualified applicants.
The eligible home-owner applicant will typically receive $8,000 - 10,000 in free weatherization improvements including: Insulation of attic/wall/basement, tune-up/repair or replacement of main home heating system, tune-up/repair/replacement of hot water heater. Weatherization may also include replacement of single-pane windows and old doors. The weatherization program automatically replaces smoke-detectors and CO2 detectors (if necessary).
Renters are eligible for up to $4,000 in weatherization assistance. Why bother to apply for weatherization if you rent? The answer is the “overall savings of lower KPU bills and lower heating fuel bills”.
Weatherization results in up to 50% lower fuel & energy consumption, which means less money out of your pocket.
For Saxman area residents:
Please click on the following websites www.thrha.org or www.alaskacdc.org to download a weatherization application. Applications can be mailed to Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority or Alaska Community Development Corporation.
For prompt processing of applications please mail/e-mail/or fax to the local address below:
Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority:
THRHA will provide weatherization service to Saxman area residents regardless of race. Applications are based solely on income guidelines
For Ketchikan area residents:
Please click on this address www.alaskacdc.org to download the 2011 ‘Weatherization assistance’ application.
Ketchikan Indian Community also provides weatherization assistance to tribal members.
If you are notified you are on a ‘waiting list’ please ask the weatherization provider you submitted your application to forward your application to Alaska Community Development Corporation at www.alaskacdc.org.
Alaska Community Development Corporation is ready to work on at least 75 homes for weatherization this fall and they do not have a waiting list.
The weatherization assessors are professional, friendly and will work with the homeowner to make your home energy efficient.
The following income guidelines are for Saxman and Ketchikan:
For each additional family member over 8 add $6,160 per person.
For Prince of Wales (POW) Area Residents:
Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority handles all applications for the POW area and all residents who meet income qualifications are eligible for weatherization regardless of race.
Income qualifications for POW are as follows:
For each additional family member over 8 add $5,608 per person.
Please submit applications for the POW area to:
The weatherization program is under-utilized by homeowners & renters. Take advantage of the weatherization program; winter is just around the corner!
About: Carrie James is a current employee of Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority
Received July 18, 2011 - Published July 19, 2011
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