May 7, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Service Department is offering grants to improve the energy efficiency of low-income households, through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program. A household of four can earn up to $44,100 annually, and qualify for the program.
Last year, Neighborhood Services completed 180 weatherizations on Phoenix homes and recently received $7.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to complete approximately 1000 more, during the next three years.
“These additional funds will allow the department to continue our vision of building vibrant neighborhoods,” said Jerome Miller, director, Neighborhood Services.
Professionally-trained weatherization crews perform on-site home energy audits using state of the art equipment to determine ways to increase a home’s energy efficiency. Grant funds may be used for a variety of projects, including insulation, duct sealing, weather stripping and caulking, repair or replacement of heating and cooling systems, among other projects. These weatherization measures create an average annual savings of $300 per home.
The city of Phoenix offers additional loans and grants designed to improve the safety, appearance and value of homes – available to Phoenix residents that meet income requirements.
For more information, contact the Neighborhood Services Department at 602-495-0700.