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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 5, 2004

City offering free weatherization workshops

The Weatherization Division of the Department of Housing and Community Development is hosting free “Weatherization Works!” workshops Jan. 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. until noon each day.

The workshops are open to the public and will focus on how citizens can save money using energy efficiency techniques in their homes.

“It is important, especially during the cold winter months, for people to know what they can do to improve energy efficiency in their homes and reduce the consumption of natural gas,” said Bob Jackson, Weatherization Program manager.

Representatives from Mid-America Assistance Coalition and United Services Community Action Agency will discuss services their social service organizations offer. Representatives from Missouri Gas and Energy will explain how to read gas bills at the workshops.

The City’s Weatherization staff will discuss the new "Fee for Service" program, which allows residents who exceed the income guidelines for the program to receive weatherization services by paying a fee. The schedule for the “Weatherization Works!” workshops is:

    Jan. 17, Westside – Tony Aguirre Community Center (2050 West Pennway)

    Jan. 24, North Kansas City – Line Creek Community Center (5940 NW Waukomis)

    Jan. 31, South Kansas City – Hillcrest Community Center (10401 Hillcrest Road)

    Feb. 14, Midtown – Brush Creek Community Center (3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.)

The City’s Weatherization Program is administered year round and assists low-income homeowners and renters in Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties with energy savings. Applications for service can be obtained by calling the department at (816) 513-3000, or visiting the department’s Web page (www.kcmo.org/housing).

    
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