Weatherization Assistance

Program Description/Services

The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides eligible households with full-scale home energy conservation services. Households that are eligible for the Fuel Assistance Program or discount rate from your utility company are eligible for weatherization services.  Priority of service is given to those households with elderly, disabled, children (6 and under), LIHEAP high-energy users, and Native Americans.  Homeowners and tenants with their landlords permission are eligible.

Typical weatherization activities include:
- Air sealing to reduce infiltration
- Attic Insulation
- Sidewall Insulation
- Floor Insulation
- Pipe and/or Duct Insulation
- Limited Energy Related Repairs
- Appliance Replacement

Homes also receive a thorough evaluation of the heating system as well as health and safety testing of all combustion appliances.  Local licensed and insured private-sector weatherization contractors complete the work at no cost to the residents.  The certified agency staff inspect all completed work to be certain that the authorized work was completed in a satisfactory manner.

An average grant of $7,500 in weatherization funds is awarded for each home for installed energy efficiency measures.  Households may also be eligible for a variety of utility funded energy efficiency programs that vary by utility service area.

SMOC Weatherization

Eligibility Requirements

You must be on Fuel Assistance or receiving your heating utility's discount rate on your bill to be eligible.

Contact Information

Please contact SMOC Energy Services at (866) 397-8478.

Program Location

South Middlesex Opportunity Council, 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702

SMOC Energy Services Associated Links

South Middlesex Opportunity Council will improve equity, wellness and quality of life for diverse individuals and families by providing advocacy, education, and a wide range of services; building a community of support and inclusion; and creating awareness to combat poverty through partnerships and coalitions with other organizations.