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Home Weatherization Services

The Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded program. It provides low-income households with home weatherization services. These services increase energy savings. They also make homes more comfortable during cold and warm seasons. OHCS uses a system of subgrantee agencies to provide weatherization assistance.

Federally funded weatherization programs have operated in Oregon since 1979. Weatherization Assistance programs provide the following for households:
  • Conservation services
  • Health and safety repairs
  • Heating system repair and replacement
  • Base-load measures
  • Energy education
​Currently, there are two federally funded programs: 
  • The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • The U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE-WAP)
Then there are two rate payer programs: 
  • The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
  • The public purpose charge funds the Energy Conservation Helping Oregonians (ECHO) program.

Local community-based agencies administer the weatherization programs. An agency representative contacts households eligible for weatherization and schedules an energy audit. An energy audit determines the appropriate measures to be taken. It is based on the existing condition of the home and available funding.

Services provided may include:
  • Ceiling, wall, and floor insulation
  • Energy-related minor home repairs
  • Energy conservation education
  • Air infiltration reduction
  • Furnace repair and replacement
  • Heating duct improvements
The program gives priority to:
  • Seniors (60 years of age and older)
  • People with disabilities
  • Households with children under the age of nineteen
  • High residential energy users
  • Households with a high energy burden
​Households may be placed on a weatherization waiting service list after making initial contact with their local service agency.

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To be eligible for weatherization assistance, a household's income must be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level. See the table below. The program bases these income levels on household income and household size.

200% of Federal Poverty Level by Household Size
Effective as of 1-25-24 until further notice
Poverty Income Guidelines - Source: USDOE

Household Unit Size Gross Annual Income Gross Monthly Income
Each Additional Member​$10,760

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