Carolina Community Actions, Inc

Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program is the largest residental energy efficiency and retrofit program in the United States.  It has been in existence since 1976 and its mission is to reduce energy cost to low-income persons using a whole-house approach to improve the energy efficiency of the home.  Weatherization specialists use state of the art diagnostic equipment to reduce energy cost and improve the comfort and indoor quality of the home while ensuring the health and safety of the household.

What can Weatherization do for you?

DO'S

Weatherization measures on a home could include any or all of the following: 

  • Insulation in the attic space, under the home and/or the sidewalls
  • Air sealing throughout the home
  • Seal and insulate duct work
  • Weather strip and/or caulk around windows and doors
  • Install smoke alarms and CO detectors
  • Vent and/or wrap hot water heater and pipes
  • Vent dryer
  • Install energy-saving light bulbs
  • Check readings on appliances

DON'TS

Weatherization does not include the following:

  • Repair or replace roofs
  • Replace all windows
  • Structural repair (ex:  weak floors, ceiling damage, plumbing hazards, mold, electrical hazards)
  • Build ramps, decks, porches or steps
  • Under-pen manufactured homes

What we need from you when applying:

 In order to be in compliance with State and Federal guidelines, the following information must be on file for every dwelling weatherized by CCA:

  • A copy of a valid South Carolina driver's license or picture ID reflecting the street address of the home being considered for weatherization for all persons in the home 18 years and older.
  • A copy of an original Social Security card for all persons in the home.
  • Income verification for 30 days in the form of:  Award letter from Social Security for the current year for retirees and disabled persons, pension statement for the current year, consecutive payroll receipts, DSS food stamp report (3-page), or statement from employer showing gross earnings for all persons in the home 18 years and older.  Bank statements will not be accepted as proof of income.
  • A copy of a current electric bill and gas bill if home is not total electric.  The name of the applicant or a household member must be on the bill.
  • If the applicant is the homeowner, a copy of the county tax receipt for the home is needed.

Click here for Weatherization Income Guidelines.

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