The mission of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to improve household energy costs and making homes more energy efficient and energy related health and safety.
BROC Weatherization Assistance Program is Designed to weatherize homes of low-income persons in our service area of Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes Counties.
Through our weatherization Assistance Program, trained technicians evaluate the needs of each home by conducting an energy audit, determine the best approach to improve efficiency methods that are the most appropriate and cost-effective for your home, making it warm in the winter and cool in the summer and safe all year long.
Weatherization measures may include :
- Sealing major air leaks Installing insulation in attics, walls floors, heat ducts, water heaters and pipes
- Improving health and safety conditions by addressing carbon monoxide levels and combustion safety
- Compact fluorescent bulbs
- Blower Door Testing of home
- Replacing old energy-consuming regrigerators
Who is Eligible to receive Weatherization Assistance?
Eligibility for service is based currently on up to 200% of the U.S. DHHS Poverty Guidelines.
NOTE: We are required to conduct carbon monoxide testing to help promote a safe living environment.
BROC provides at no cost to qualifying residents (elderly, handicapped, or low-income) in Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties. The service will be provided to homeowners as well as those who rent. However, for renter’s a landlord agreement must be signed. Also, a small contribution is required from the landlord. Priority is given to the needs of the elderly and disabled. Proof of income is required. Homeowners must provide a copy of their deed or landlords must provide two signed statements agreeing that the work can be completed.
Items Needed to Apply for Weatherization Services:
- Photo ID of Person applying
- Social Security Cards for all household members
- Income for all household members- If you receive SS/Disability Benefits, we will need the current year Award Letter or statement from SS Office. Bank statement and taxes cannot be accepted.
- Proof of Ownership on home - If you own a mobile home, the Title will be needed. For Stick built homes, we can accept a mortgage statement, property tax statement or deed showing ownership.
- Power Bills
- Landloard Agreement Signed if applicable.
For more information, call Steve Cannon, Weatherization Coordinator at (336) 667-7174, at our main Wilkes Office, Monday thru Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.