The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income families manage high energy costs by making their homes more energy efficient and comfortable using weatherization measures such as insulating, air sealing and repairing or replacing energy appliances that do not work efficiently.
Weatherization helps families save money, live in safer households and improve the environment. It is not an emergency service or home repairs program.
Other facts about Weatherization:
- At current prices, homes average > $400 in savings every year, year after year, after being weatherized.
- Weatherization reduces energy bills by 23% for gas-heated homes
- Weatherization reduces emissions of Carbon Dioxide—a gas linked to global warming—by 14.3 billion lbs. per year, and reduces the carbon footprint of the least efficient housing stock and appliances.
- Weatherization reduces Carbon Dioxide as much as taking 1.2 million cars off the road
Eligibility criteria are:
- You must be a Saginaw County Resident
- Homeowner/Renter (single-family home, a multi-family building, or a mobile home)
You must live in the home being weatherized
If you are a renter, your landlord must complete a Landlord Agreement
- Your household income meets state income guidelines
CLICK HERE to see state guideline
- You received assistance from the Michigan Department of Human Services, Supplemental Security Income and/or State Disability Assistance within twelve (12) months prior to application
To apply for service:
Complete a Weatherization Application. There are several ways to get an application.
- CLICK HERE for a printable application
- Call or email our office to request an application in the mail
- Pick up an application at Saginaw County CAC
Fill out the application and bring it to Saginaw County CAC at 2824 Perkins St., 48601 You must also bring the following documents along with your application:
- Valid Driver's License or a current State (picture) ID.
- Proof of ALL household income
- Proof of home ownership; If you are a renter, we will provide you with a Landlord Agreement. You Landlord will have to complete and sign the agreement for your home to be weatherized.
- A current utility bill (please do not send a shut-off notice)
Each of the above items must show the same address.
The Weatherization Assistance Program staff will notify you of your of your eligibility after processing your application.
If you are eligible, the following steps will occur:
- Step1: PRE-INSPECTION
A pre-inspection will determine the best and safest way to weatherize your home. Be patient if you are put on a waiting list, your home will be weatherized as soon as possible.
- Step 2: THE WORK BEGINS
WAP staff or a WAP contractor will contact you to schedule a time to begin weatherizing your home.
- Step 3: POST INSPECTION
A WAP inspector will evaluate the completed job to ensure the work meets state and agency standards. Sometimes corrections, or additional work, are needed.
- Step 4: ENERGY SAVINGS!
For further information or assistance, call 989-753-7741 ext. 201; or
CLICK HERE to email Weatherization Assistance