Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) is a federally funded low-income residential energy efficiency program. The program reduces low-income households' energy use, thus creating more affordable housing for those in most need. 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 on an on-site energy audit and on cost-effective guidelines developed using the NEAT computerized energy audit. Individualized client education is an important component of the program.
Who is Eligible for HWAP?
Ohioans with a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program.
Priority is given to Ohioans who are older than age of 60, those with disabilities, those with children in the home, and households with a high energy usage and/or burden. All families who have received assistance any time during the last 12 months under Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Home Energy Assistance (HEAP) (does not include Emergency HEAP) are automatically income eligible for weatherization services. Please remember an application must be submitted in order to apply for services.
For 2020-2021, the income levels are:
|Size of Household||Total Household Income 12 Months|
|1||up to $25,760.00|
|2||up to $34,840.00|
|3||up to $43,920.00|
|4||up to $53,000.00|
|5||up to $62,080.00|
|6||up to $71,160.00|
For households with more than six (6) members, add $8,960 for each additional member.
How do I sign up?
Visit energyhelp.ohio.gov to start your application online. Call (800) 282-0880 or write to P.O. Box 1240, Columbus, Ohio 43266-0583.