YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mahoning Youngtown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) recently received a grant in the amount of $519,000 for the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) that will be used to assist eligible Mahoning County residents for the period of July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014.
HWAP is a no-cost energy assistance program designed to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by income-eligible Ohioans, reduce household energy expenditures and improve individuals health and safety.
This program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and provided to Ohioans at no cost for customers whose annual household income meets the federal poverty guidelines. Ohio's HWAP is administered through the Ohio Development Services Agency's Community Services Division and its Office of Community Assistance.
Any individual, homeowner, or renter with an income that falls within the federal government's income guidelines may apply for services under HWAP. The following weatherization measures may be done to a home:
1. Safety inspection, tune-up/repair and if necessary insulation of heating units
2. Insulation of attics, sidewalls, heating ducts, floors and water tanks
3. Reduction of air leakage from major sources
4. Personalized energy management plan and information on how to control humidity
The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership will strive to alleviate and prevent the causes of poverty. They will plan and implement quality services designed to educate and empower eligible residents of Mahoning County with a goal of moving toward self-sufficiency.
To find out if you are eligible for HWAP or any other service, call the MYCAP office in Youngstown at 330-747-7921 or the MYCAP Sebring office at 330-938-6166.