Weatherization Program

Weatherization Program:
Weatherization projects are entirely free to the homeowner and are designed to improve the energy efficiency, overall indoor air quality, and comfort of your home. The Maryland Energy Administration grants HFHMM with funding every year to address services relating to air sealing, insulation, duct sealing, appliance replacement with Energy Star certified appliances, and HVAC system repairs and/or upgrades in eligible homes upon professional evaluation. An easy way to think about this program is it helps keep in heat during the winter and cool air during the summer.

 

Weatherization Program Break Down:

Eligible Services:

·         Air Sealing

·         Insulation

·         Duct Sealing

·         Appliance Replacement

·         HVAC system repairs and/or upgrades (In eligible homes)

Services not considered:

·         Window Replacement

·         Door Replacement

·         Roof Replacement

·         Cosmetic improvements/upgrades

·         Large Scale Mold treatment

*Any additional services that are not listed above will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

Things to know:

  • The Weatherization Program is not an emergency or crisis based program. If you have issues within your home which cause an imminent danger to you or members of your household, please see our additional resources page for more information.
  • HFHMM strives to serve as many households as possible. For Homeowners who participated in our Repair, Weatherization, and/or CAPABLE program(s) in 2015 or later, HFHMM will not approve applications for additional services within a 7 year period.
  • If your home has been weatherized within the last 10 years, you may be ineligible for this program. If this may be you, please contact us to discuss your home further.

 

How It Works:

  • HOMEOWNERS must submit an inquiry in order to receive an application at a time when funding is available. To submit an inquiry online, scroll down.
  • HFHMM will notify you by mail at a time when applicable funding is available.
  • HOMEOWNERS will complete a full application within 2 – 3 weeks of receiving it in the mail, complete with required documentation.
  • HFHMM will review applications, conduct a home visit, and determine eligibility based on program capabilities and needs.
  • HOMEOWNERS will be notified of a decision to either pursue estimates for proposed services, or deny the application.
  • HFHMM will determine which services, if any, fall within funding/program capabilities, budget, timeline etc.
  • HOMEOWNERS will sign an agreement for conduct and liability which includes the proposed scope of work for the home.   

 

Program Eligibility:

In order to be considered eligible, applicant(s) must:

  • Be willing to partner with HFHMM by upholding the terms of the agreement with HFHMM, being responsive, helpful in any way they are able.
  • Be willing to agree to a small repayment (for repair services only)
  • Be a Montgomery County or Prince George’s County homeowner.  Home must be the primary residence of applicant(s) and applicant(s) must have lived in the home for a minimum of one year prior to applying, and plan on living in the home for a minimum of two years after work is completed.
  • Have current homeowners’ insurance.
  • Have a total gross household income below the levels listed in this chart:

Household Size

Maximum Income Annual Allowed (gross)

1

$54,350

2

$62,100

3

$69,850

4

$77,600

5

$83,850

6

$90,050

7

$96,250

8+

$102,450

*there is no minimum income needed to qualify

*HFHMM does not consider assets

Submit an Inquiry:

If you are interested in submitting an inquiry, click here.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to:
Rebecca Arce
Repair Client Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
Rebecca.Arce@HabitatMM.org
301-990-0014 x 19