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The needs of consumers and families can be complex and at times seem never ending. Therapists, social workers and caregivers naturally find themselves in the role of helper. Although we strive to do the best for those we support, it is unrealistic that this care will remain in place through the entirety of a person’s journey. People must learn to access resources naturally occurring in their community in order successfully navigate life. Within our newsletter series, we hope to share with you relevant community resources – everything from housing to transportation to make these challenges a little bit easier for you or someone you know.
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Opportunity to Apply for Weatherization ProgramWhat is Weatherization?
The Weatherization Assistance Program is the nation’s LARGEST residential energy efficiency program. The ECKAN Weatherization Program has been recognized as one of the best in the State of Kansas. The program is funded by federal Department of Energy (DOE) and Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) funds regulated by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.Weatherization improves heating and cooling efficiency and energy savings by ensuring your home holds heat and air conditions while keeping hot and cold air out. At NO CHARGE to the client, income-eligible families receive a comprehensive home energy audit, which is an assessment of the entire home. A certified energy auditor will search the entire home, inside and out, looking for inefficiencies and safety concerns using advanced equipment and techniques. The energy audit will identify a customized account of areas for cost-effective improvements. The improvements will be provided FREE OF CHARGE by the ECKAN network of professional crews and contractors.
ECKAN assists elderly, handicapped and low-income families in the 16 Kansas counties.
Who is Eligible?
Eligibility is based on household income relative to federal LOW-INCOME GUIDELINES. (Household Income is less than 200% of the federal poverty level). If your household has someone who receives one of these:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits
- Utility assistance from the Low Income Energy Association Program (LIEAP)
the household is automatically considered eligible for weatherization services.
How to apply?
Before completing one of these applications, please review it first and gather all necessary documents. Call ECKAN first before entering any information at 785-242-6413 if you have any questions or concerns.
Print this application. Once complete, mail/deliver (ECKAN Weatherization, PO Box 40, Ottawa, KS 66067) with proof of income and proof of home ownership (can also be a tenant if the landlord agrees to the terms of the weatherization program)
Please direct all questions to Valorie Lynn Carson, Community Planning Director at United Community Services of Johnson County at 913-438-4764.