The New York State Weatherization Assistance Program helps income-eligible homeowners and renters reduce heating and cooling costs through energy-conservation measures, while also addressing health and safety issues in their homes.

Eligibility is based on household income relative to federal low-income guidelines. If a household contains a member who receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Public Assistance, or Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits, the household may be considered automatically eligible for weatherization services.

Services may include sealing of cracks and holes to reduce heat loss; insulation of attics and walls; heating system repairs or replacement; providing efficient lighting and refrigeration; window and/or outside door repair or replacement; minor repairs which are needed to ensure maximum efficiency of the weatherization services performed; and mitigation of energy-related health and safety issues.

More information is available in this brochure.

Need more help? Call DSS at (914) 995-3333 or visit one of our District Offices