HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

PCUL EDCEC provides three (3) areas of housing services:

GOALS: The goals of housing services and development are to: 

  • Provide safe, affordable, clean and efficient housing 

  • Build strong collaborations with partner agencies that provide home owner assistance and other housing services 

  • Collect and maintain accurate data to gage service impact

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides energy-payment assistance on behalf of low-income individuals and families who meet the program‘s eligibility requirements. Three categories of assistance are available.

  1. Home Energy Assistance- Assists eligible households in meeting the cost of home energy (electric or gas bills). This program is administered once a program year being April 1st and ending March 31st.  Elderly, disabled individuals and households with kids 5 or younger have priority.
     

  2. Crisis Assistance-  Helps eligible households resolve or mitigate a home energy crisis (electric or gas bills). This program is offered during the summer months April 1st thru September 30th and winter months   October 1st thru March 31st.
     

  3. Weather-Related Assistance- Assist to resolve or mitigate a home energy crisis (electric or gas bills) caused by an emergency (hurricane, flooding, etc.) and that is declared by government officials.

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Weatherization

The goal of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly the elderly, disabled and those with children under age 12, and households with a high energy burden (repeated high utility bills) by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety

Services Provided:

Based on pre-inspection diagnostic testing of your home and available funding; your home may be eligible for a variety of energy-saving measures which may include the following in order of priority: 

Health and Safety measures. This may include smoke detectors, CO detectors, kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans.

Pre-approved measures such as water heater pipe insulation, water heater tank insulation, faucet aerators, lighting retrofits, and low flow showerheads.

  • Infiltration reduction. This may include weather stripping, duct sealing, attic insulation, repair or replace inefficient windows or doors, thresholds, and minor wall, floor, and ceiling repair.

  • Solar window screens

  • Refrigerator replacement *only if audit and diagnostic testing recommend replacement.

  • HVAC system replacement *only if audit and diagnostic testing recommend replacement.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income

(before taxes) that is less than or equal to the following amounts

 

                         Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)

 

             Household Size                       Maximum Income Level (Per Year)

 

1                                                    $25,520

 2                                                    $34,480 

3                                                    $43,440

 4                                                    $52,400

 5                                                    $61,360

 6                                                    $70,320

  7                                                    $79,280

 8                                                    $88,240

TESTIMONIALS

"I’d like to give Brenda Chambliss, Program Administrator for the Weatherization Program a thank you so very much for all your kindness to you and the construction workers that installed my new air conditioner system. Everyone was very professional and courteous with being safe during these COVID-19. Thanks again for all you do for disabled seniors."

Ms. Linda Young