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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Community Action Partnership Weatherization Program comes with a big fat name and a whole lot of savings.

The Program’s Weatherization Manager Toney Pitts notes, “We average a savings of about $450 per year, per home.”

They’ll upgrade the weatherization in your home for free to save you cash on power bills.

Pitts explains how you get in on it, “They would contact the site office nearest the area where they live. Call to make an appointment. They would have to provide identification, social security card, income information, proof of ownership of their home, a current utility bill, and then they would fill out their application.”

However, if you want your home’s weatherproofing improved, you do have to fit in their income bracket.

Pitts outlines, “The income requirement is 200% of the poverty level based on family size. It’s different for a one person household on down.”

Here’s the income maximums listed next to the number of family member:

  1. $23,340
  2. $31,460
  3. $39,580
  4. $47,700
  5. $55,820
  6. $63,940
  7. $72,060
  8. $80,180

Note, there is a wait list.

Even though we’re approaching milder temps, if you think you qualify, you need to get your application in.

They do prioritize the elderly and families with young kids.

You can find more info on the Huntsville office here.