Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income Bronx residents save money

The U.S. Department of Energy has a Weatherization Assistance Program to help low-income Bronx residents save money on their energy bills.

The program has been running 20 years. Many Bronx residents already take part in it; however, local agencies say not enough families who could be saving money know about it. Many of the people in the program have incomes of less than $15,000 a year.

Energy officials say the program does not pay for utility bills. They say it provides ways for homeowners to save money. One resident says she received a new filter on her furnace, new windows and weather stripping on her doors. Energy officials say once a home is airtight, residents turn down their thermostats and save on their energy bills.

Related Links:Division of Housing and Community Renewal - (212) 480-7492Weatherization Assistance Program, NYS, U.S. Department of EnergyNational Energy Affordability and Accessibility Project

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