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CONTACT: City Communications, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 11, 2011

Home Weatherization Program accepting applications

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Housing and Community Development Department, Property Preservation Division is accepting applications for its Home Weatherization Program. This service is available for all of Jackson, Clay and Platte counties, including the areas outside of the City of Kansas City, Mo.’s city limits.

The Home Weatherization Program provides a FREE energy audit of the home and identifies measures that can be completed to make a home more energy-efficient, thereby minimizing energy costs. Measures may include air sealing; installing attic and/or wall insulation; repairing doors and windows; repairing or replacing furnaces and water heaters; caulking; and weather stripping. Renters are eligible to apply and receive assistance with the participation of their landlord. Applicants must not have received prior assistance from this program since Sept. 30, 1994 and must meet the following annual income guidelines:

One person – $21,660 or under

Two people – $29,140 or under

Three people – $36,620 or under

Four people – $44,100 or under

Five people – $51,580 or under

Six people – $59,060 or under

Seven people – $66,540 or under

Eight people – $74,020 or under

For each additional person, add $7,080 per year.

Total income is based off of household income for all adults and is calculated from all sources and is based on gross pay – before taxes and expenses are deducted.

We encourage all municipalities and non-profit organizations within Jackson, Clay and Platte counties that provide assistance to low income individuals to guide them to the Home Weatherization program webpage for information and applications, so they may take advantage of these federal funds and services for energy conservation measures. The City of Independence, Mo. and Mid American Regional Council (MARC) have also been granted funds for these services. All residents within the City of Independence, Mo., 816-325-7714, and the Green Impact Zone, 816-936-8811, should contact and utilize these organizations until their funds have been exhausted.

(For each additional person, add $7,080 per year)

Total income is based off of household income for all adults and is calculated from all sources and is based on gross pay – before taxes and expenses are dedu

Applications and additional information is available online at http://www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/Housing/HomeWeatherizationProgram and from the Property Preservation Division Office on the 11th floor of City Hall at 414 E. 12th St. To have an application mailed to you, call 816-513-3025.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact Patrick McNamara, acting division manager, 816-513-3025.

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