Weatherization

Northern Kentucky Community Action is seeking private contractors!

Click here for the public notice.

 The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Weatherization Assistance Program is part of the nation’s largest residential energy efficiency network.  Trained inspectors with state-of-the art equipment aim to reduce the cost of energy for low-income families by professionally evaluating single family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, and mobile homes for safety and energy efficiency.

A typical evaluation includes:

  • Testing for gas leaks, carbon monoxide, and other health and safety issues.
  • Checking the safety and efficiency of  furnaces, stoves, water heaters and other combustible appliances.
  • Determining air infiltration sources and determining methods for air sealing and insulating the home as needed.

Once a home is evaluated, a work order, which outlines the work to be completed, is prepared.  The work is done by highly trained and insured HVAC and Weatherization professionals.

Work may include:

  • Sealing drafts, adding ventilation
  • Chimney repairs
  • Repairing or replacing heating equipment and water heaters, as needed.
  • Repairing windows and doors.
  • Insulating homes, as needed.
  • Making minor repairs to homes for health and safety reasons.
  • Installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Services are provided to qualified low-income families in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Owen, Kenton and Pendleton Counties.  Applicants must make an appointment with their local Neighborhood Center and provide the following information and documentation:

  • Name, age, and social security numbers for all home occupants.
  • Monthly income verification for all occupants.
  • Energy bills from the last 12 months or a print out from your utility company.
  • Proof of ownership of property to be weatherized.

NKCAC’s weatherization services has achieved ‘program of excellence’ designation and ‘most innovative’ award three of the four years the Cabinet for Families and Children gave these awards. In 2006 NKCAC’s weatherization program won the prestigious Outstanding Human Services Program in Northern Kentucky award, given each year by Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

Click here for a listing of the Neighborhood Center locations where you can apply for weatherization services.

Partners

NKCAC’s Weatherization is funded and admistered with the support of the following:

The U.S. Department of Energy. DOE has an excellent website with information on saving energy.

Kentucky Housing Corporation provides funding, monitoring, oversight and assistance.

Community Action Kentucky provides training and technical assistance.

Duke Energy provides funding for refrigerator replacements in the Duke Energy services territory.

The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance a non-profit that provides reduced cost energy assessments and financial incentives to support home energy improvements.

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