Weatherization

Exterior of the blower door, sealed, and ready for an energy audit.

Sealing the blower door for the energy audit.

Setting up a blower door for an energy audit.

In partnership with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Housing Resources works to improve the energy efficiency of residential structures throughout Colorado through the Weatherization Program. The Program offers free energy efficiency and health and safety services to income qualifying residents who own or rent their home.  A home may be a stick-built home or a manufactured home.  The program makes cost-effective, energy-efficient home improvements that reduce energy bills, while providing a more comfortable home year round. Weatherization improvements can include the following:

  • Energy audit
  • Insulation in attics and walls
  • Furnace replacement
  • Furnace safety testing
  • Refrigerator replacement
  • Sealing air leaks
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)
  • Storm windows
  • Energy conservation information

 

A client's home after Weatherization

A client's home before Weatherization.

A Weatherization Crew member hard at work.

How Do I know if I qualify?

If you currently receive financial assistance from any of the following programs you automatically qualify for weatherization services: 

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Households may also be eligible if they meet required income guidelines.  You can use the chart below to see if you qualify:

Number of persons in household Gross* Annual Household Income
1 $23,760
2 $32,040
3 $40,320
4 $48,600
5 $56,880
6 $65,160
7 $73,460
8+** $81,780

*Gross income means before tax.
**For families with more than 9 persons or more, add $8,320 for each additional person.

 

“I would like to thank the Housing Resources Weatherization Program and all of the Staff for the work and products they put into my home. I am 81 years old, live alone in a 1991 mobile home. I have a fixed income that barely covers my living expenses. The furnace, storm windows and insulation that were installed mean so much to me. The smaller things like shower heads, weather strips on doors and light bulbs are also ‘big items’ on my budget.” - June B.

To access weatherization services, please follow the simple steps below:

  1. Contact Housing Resources for application.  Complete the application and return it to Housing Resources.  Housing Resources can provide you with assistance if necessary.
  2. Once your application is approved, Housing Resources will schedule a free home energy audit to identify the most appropriate and cost effective improvements for your home.
  3. Following completion of the audit, Housing Resources  will schedule a service appointment, during which a qualified weatherization crew will install appropriate upgrades in your home.
  4. Once the work is finished, a certified inspector will return to your home to assess the work for quality and completion.
  5. Enjoy a more comfortable home and lower energy bills.

There are numerous reasons for homeowner or renters to participate in the CEO Weatherization Program through Housing Resources.  Whether you are looking to save money, improve the comfort and value of your home or help protect our environment, weatherization can help.

Housing Resources serves the following counties in Western Colorado:
Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel, Hinsdale, 
Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata and Archuleta.


For further information in Mesa County, please call the Grand Junction office at: 970-241-2871 x101.
The Grand Junction office is located at 524 30 Road, Suite 3, Grand Junction, CO 81504


For futher information in Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel and Hinsdale Counties, call the Montrose office at: 970-417-3436.
The Montrose office is located at 460 N. Townsend, Montrose Co 81401

For further information in Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata and Archuleta Counties, call the Durango office at: 970-459-1145.
The Durango Office is located at 295 Girard Street,Unit C, Durango, CO 81303

The 12 counties that Housing Resource services for Weatherizaiton.

Click on the CEO logo to proceed to the CEO website.

Click on the LEAP photo above to proceed to the LEAP website.