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Weatherization (Wx)


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The Weatherization Assistance Program (Wx) provides energy conservation measures to reduce the utility bills of low-income Hoosiers across the state. The program offers clients a solution to reducing their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient while ensuring health and safety. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) allocates funds to IHCDA for distribution to our network of Local Service Providers (LSP) to perform weatherization work.

Click here to view a brochure about the program.
Click here to watch a video - The Weatherization Assistance Program: 40 Years of Improving Lives

  • What is the process for weatherizing my home?

    If you are interested in becoming a client and receiving weatherization services through this program, you must first contact your Local Service Provider (LSP) to apply. After applying, the Local Service Provider will determine if the client is income eligible for the program. If deemed eligible, the client will be placed on a wait list and the LSP will reach out to ask additional questions.

    Once your home comes up on the wait list, you will be contacted, and a state-trained energy auditor will be sent to your home to perform a FREE comprehensive energy audit. The results of the audit are unique to each client's home and determine which energy efficiency upgrades will maximize energy savings for the client.

    Upon completion of the audit, state-trained contractors will install the energy efficiency upgrades prescribed by the auditor AT NO COST TO THE CLIENT. A final audit will be conducted at the completion of the installation work to ensure the energy efficiency measures installed are operating in such a way to maximize energy savings.

  • Why should I weatherize my home?

    Weatherizing your home can help you save money on utility bills, improve health and safety by reducing energy-related hazards, reduce energy use, and improve the comfort of your home and our environment.

    According to the Department of Energy (DOE), families receiving weatherization services see their annual energy bills reduced by an average of about $283 every year, depending on fuel prices. Because the energy improvements that make up weatherization services are long lived, the savings add up over time to substantial benefits for weatherization clients and their communities. Savings will vary by home, and will depend on factors such as the size, type, and age of a home.

  • What are the requirements to participate in the Weatherization Assistance Program?

    The Weatherization Program can serve clients whose household incomes are up to 200% of the federal poverty level or who are deemed eligible for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP), and who have homes that are safe to weatherize.


    Income Levels

    Household Size200% of Poverty Guidelines (Per Month)200% of Poverty Guidelines (Per Year)

    Along with being income eligible, your home must meet certain conditions to be weatherized. This will be determined by your LSP during an initial step of weatherization.

    If your home has been weatherized before through this program, you may not be considered eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program. Please contact your Local Service Provider to determine your eligibility.

    To find out if your household would be eligible, please contact your Local Service Provider (LSP). You can find your LSP by using the interactive map.

  • How do I apply?

    All interested weatherization applicants need to contact their Local Service Provider to find out if they are eligible for services.
    If you are viewing this page on a desktop browser, click your county on the interactive map to your right to find the agency that serves your county.

    If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, select your county from the drop-down menu at the top of this page to find the agency that serves your county.

    Further questions? Contact IHCDA Wx Program staff at:

  • How can I report a problem with the Weatherization Assistance Program?

    First, you should contact the LSP that you applied for the Weatherization Assistance Program through. Please note that it may take a few days before they are able to contact you back.

    If you have not heard back, please contact

  • How can I lower my energy costs without weatherization?

    For more about reducing your energy costs, visit the following websites:

  • What if I have been denied participation in the Weatherization Assistance Program?

    If you have received a letter indicating that your home has either been deferred or denied you must first appeal to the Executive Director of the agency issuing the determination. The letter will contain the appropriate contact information for this person. In your appeal you must identify why you feel the decision was made incorrectly. If incorrect or incomplete information was provided to the auditor during the initial visit, or if conditions have changed since that visit, please provide those specifics.

    If the denial is upheld by the Local Service Provider, you may submit a written appeal to:

    Community Programs Manager, Weatherization
    30 S. Meridian St., Suite 900
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Please note: Your appeal will not be considered until you have received an appeal decision from the Executive Director of the Community Action Agency which conducted the audit.

  • What is Weatherization?

    Weatherization makes homes more energy efficient through cost-effective home improvement measures that decrease energy use and lower utility bills. These energy efficient measures also help make your home a healthy and safe place to live. Each home is different, so the measures completed on each home vary based on the needs and potential energy savings.

    Weatherization measures may include:

    • Installing insulation in walls and attics and air sealing drafty areas around doors and windows
    • Duct and heating pipe insulation
    • Repairing and potentially replacing heating systems.
    • Changing lightbulbs and other fixtures to be more energy efficient
    • Installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • What is the Weatherization Assistance Program (Wx)?

    The Weatherization Assistance Program (Wx) provides energy conservation measures to reduce the utility bills of low-income Hoosiers across the state. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) allocates funds to IHCDA for distribution to our network of LSPs to provide FREE weatherization services for qualified Indiana residents. Wx is an income-based program that is open to both renters and owners. This is not an emergency or a home repair program, so things like roofing, siding, and window replacement are typically not allowable expenses through this program.