The Weatherization Program enables income-eligible families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.
Since 1977, weatherization services have been provided to more than 7 million homes and enjoy greater home comfort, safety and energy efficiency.
If you are a residential applicant (homeowner) or renter (with landlord permission), download the Weatherization Income Qualifications Limits to see if you qualify for weatherization assistance.
Single-family homes, multi-family homes (townhomes, duplexes, apartment complexes) and mobile homes or trailers, qualify for this program as long as it is a primary residence in Arizona. Download the WAP Contact Information/Service Areas by County to see if you qualify.
The Weatherization Program has the primary mission of reducing the fuel or electricity expense for space heating, space cooling, and water heating for income-eligible households, while improving the health and safety of the dwelling's occupants.
The program began as an anti-poverty initiative by the federal government shortly after the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. After providing the first grant to the state of Maine, the program quickly expanded to encompass most of the New England states. In 1976, Congress gave the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) the authority to operate a National Weatherization Assistance Program that would distribute funds to state governments. The former FEA was eventually folded in the new U.S. Department of Energy in 1980.
Income-eligible families and individuals typically spend a higher percentage of their annual income for energy to heat, cool, and run appliances in their homes. The Weatherization Program was established to help decrease their home energy costs and to be attentive to energy-related health and safety issues in the home. The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provide funding for the Weatherization Program.
- Adding thermal insulation to the residential building envelope, most typically attic insulation.
- Shading sun-exposed windows, primarily for houses using central refrigeration cooling.
- Implementing air leak control measures to reduce excessive infiltration of outside air.
- Testing, tuning and maintaining heating and cooling equipment.
- Reducing duct leakage where heating and central refrigerated air is distributed by a forced air system.
- Installing low-flow shower heads and other general energy and water efficiency measures.
- Other energy conservation improvements as identified by the home energy auditor.
The Arizona Department of Housing Weatherization Assistance Program (ADOH WAP) is the managing agency for the Weatherization Program. More than 26,000 of Arizona’s income-eligible households have been provided with weatherization assistance services since the program's inception in 1977.
The ADOH WAP contracts with 10 subgrantee organizations to install weatherization improvements. The ADOH WAP partners with the Southwest Building Science Center, one of only 15 U.S. Department of Energy “legacy” training centers in the country and the only one in Arizona to train weatherization technicians.
Applications are taken at the community level by the organizations listed below. If you qualify or are interested in additional program information, please call the provider in your area. If you have questions, that DO NOT relate to applications, please Contact the Weatherization Assistance Program for more information.
- Community Action Human Resource Agency, (covering Pinal County ), (520) 466-1112
- FSL Home Inprovements (covering the City of Tucson), (520) 882-4872
- Gila County, (928) 425-7631
- Maricopa County, (but not City of Phoenix or City of Mesa), (602) 506-5911
- MesaCAN, (480) 833-9200
- Northern Arizona Council of Governments, (Apache, Navajo, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties) (928) 774-1895
- Pima County, (520) 724-3777
- City of Phoenix, (602) 534-4444 ext. 4
- Southeastern Arizona Community Action Program (SEACAP), (Graham, Greenlee, Cochise, and Santa Cruz Counties), (928) 428-4653
- Western Arizona Council of Governments, (Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave Counties), (928) 782-1886