More Information About Weatherization Assistance Program
This program is provided by the City of Buffalo Owner Occupied Housing Assistance Programs.
Weatherization Assistance Program
Is your home drafty? Have high heating bills? Homeowners can receive up to $5,000 from the City of Buffalo for weatherization upgrades, including insulation and weather-stripping, repairs of heating systems, and more.
An energy audit of the home will be conducted to identify specific needs. Weatherization Services may also include other energy related improvements such as: water heater repair/replacement, lighting fixture replacement, venting systems, heating distribution system replacement, refrigerator replacement, installation of GFIC outlets, and electrical service upgrade.
To qualify you must
- Own and occupy your home within the Niagara District in the City of Buffalo, New York
- Have a well maintained and structurally sound home
- Be current on all City and County taxes, Water Bills, Sewer Bills, and User Fees
- Provide supporting documentation to verify eligibility
- Have a household income of 80% or less of the area median income*, based on family size (see chart below)
*Household Size / Income (80% of AMI)
1 / $37,700
2 / $43,100
3 / $48,500
4 / $53,850
5 / $58,200
6 / $62,500
These income guidelines are based on 2016 numbers and are subject to change
How Can I Apply?
Spaces are limited and applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, as available.
The first step is to call or stop in our office for a preclearance interview. Preclearance requires that you provide copies of your most recent utility bills and paid receipts for City, County, Water, and User Fee taxes.
Applicants will be required to submit supporting documentation to verify eligibility for the program – including (but not limited to) proof of ownership, household income, household size and composition, status of city/county taxes, water bill and user fees.
For more information, contact our office at (716) 882-7661 ext. 202