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1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can get financial assistance to reduce their home’s heat, cooling, and electricity use to save money on their utility bills. We—DC Government—can help you figure out what you can do to protect your home from cold, heat, rain, or wind and to improve your home’s energy efficiency. This process is called weatherization and can include work to improve your:

  • Insulation

  • Duct sealing

  • Heating and cooling systems

  • Appliance energy use


We work with a local nonprofit to pay for the weatherization projects and find a repair person to complete the projects on your home. This program is called the Weatherization Assistance Program and is offered by the Department of Energy and Environment.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if all of these statements are true:

  • You live in a single-family home (or a building with four or fewer units) that you rent or own. 

  • Your home is in DC.

  • Your home is not in foreclosure.

  • And if at least one of these statements is true:

    • Your household receives support from at least one of the following programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or​

    • Your household’s annual gross income—your income before paying taxes—is at or below the limits based on your household size. You can check by answering the two questions below.

reduce your home’s energy use?


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This page was last updated October 2022.

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