Here are some helpful resources for persons looking for financial assistance to improve their home’s energy efficiency:
- Contact local nonprofits and charities that provide services to low income, disabled, elderly and veteran families.
- An organization like Rebuilding Together offers home repair services at no cost to the homeowner.
- Check with government agencies like the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and programs including the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
- Look into local crowd-funding campaigns like Clean Energy For Us, which provides a discount on energy efficiency and solar energy improvements to existing homes.
- Organizations like Mosaic, which use crowd-funding to allow homeowners to save money installing solar panels that are financed from hundreds of other homeowners around the country.
- North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program: The Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to help low-income citizens save energy and reduce expenses through the installation of energy conservation materials and the implementation of energy efficiency measures in their homes. The goal of the program is to create a safe, energy efficient and comfortable home environment for the families served.
- Many utilities, municipalities and other nonprofits across the state offer financial assistance for individuals and families in need of support. This assistance can involve lowering electric/gas bills, replacing nonworking heating equipment and more. Contact your electric, gas or water utility provider to see if they offer any financial assistance programs.