News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2013
Home Weatherization Program now accepting applications
Weatherization saves households an average of $437 annually
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department has begun 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. Both homeowners and renters (with landlord participation) may apply.
The Home Weatherization Program provides its participants with a free home energy audit, which identifies improvements that can be made to make a home more energy-efficient, thereby minimizing energy costs. Recommendations may include: air sealing; attic and wall insulation installation; door and window repair; furnace replacement; caulking; and weather stripping.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), weatherization saves each home an average of $437 in heating and cooling costs annually. In addition, the EIA reports that for every dollar invested into the program, weatherization returns $2.51 to the household and society.
To qualify, applicants must not have received previous assistance from this program after Sept. 30, 1994 and must meet the following annual income guidelines:
One person – $22,980 or under
Two people – $31,120 or under
Three people – $39,060 or under
Four people – $47,100 or under
Five people – $55,140 or under
Six people – $63,180 or under
Seven people – $71,220 or under
Eight people – $79,260 or under
For each additional person, add $8,040 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.
To apply or learn more about the Home Weatherization Program and the City’s other home repair programs, please visit www.kcmo.org/homerepair. Applications are also available at the Neighborhoods and Housing Services’ Property Preservation Division, located on the 19th floor of City Hall at 414 E. 12th St.