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Pennsylvania Weatherization Assistance Programs.

The first of the federal governments recovery act funds are flowing to the state's 43 weatherization and community action agencies. In total Pennsylvania will be receiving a few hundred million dollars in federal government funds. Payments will be sent directly to the agencies.

The bulk of the money will be spent weatherizing homes over three years, with about 80% of the money to be spent within two years.

The weatherization program will provide homeowners with free energy saving updates to their homes, including extra insulation, caulking, new windows, replacing and repairing furnaces, and more. These updates can save people hundreds of dollars per year on their heating and utility bills.

The program will also help more people. Recovery Act weatherization rules increase income-eligibility to 200 percent of the poverty level, which means that people with an income of $44,100 for a family of four can qualify. The dollar amount of improvements and upgrades per household has also been increased to $6,500, up from $2,500. Pennsylvania’s plan calls for weatherizing almost 30,000 homes. By contrast, a little more than 5,000 homes were weatherized last year under the 30-year-old Weatherization Assistance Program, so the program is being greatly expanded. Over the years the program has helped more than 475,000 low-income households and more than 1.18 million residents with improving their homes.

A list of the state's weatherization agencies, the counties they serve, and their three-year federal Recovery Act weatherization allocation follows:

  • Action Housing Inc. (Allegheny, Washington & Greene) $15,270,788
  • Armstrong County Community Action Agency $2,684,080
  • Berks Community Action Program $4,615,804
  • Blair County Community Action Program $3,477,104
  • Bucks County Opportunity Council Inc. $4,473,467
  • Carbon County Action Committee for Human Services $2,338,403
  • Center for Community Action (Bedford, Fulton) $2,663,745
  • Central PA Community Action Program Inc. (Centre & Clearfield) $4,717,474
  • City of New Castle Home Weatherization Program (Lawrence) $3,029,757





  • Commission of Economic Opportunity of Luzerne County $6,588,197
  • Community Action Agency of Delaware County $5,307,158
  • Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley Inc. $6,323,855
  • Community Action Partnership of Cambria County $4,107,456
  • Community Action Partnership of Mercer County $4,737,808
  • Community Action, Inc. (Jefferson, Clarion) $2,562,077
  • Dauphin County Board of Commissioners $4,107,456
  • Energy Coordinating Agency (Philadelphia) $13,949,082
  • Erie County Housing Authority $3,294,098
  • Greater Erie Community Action Committee $3,334,765
  • HDC 3 (Lancaster, Lebanon, Chester) $8,784,262
  • Housing Authority of the County of Beaver $3,517,771
  • Indiana County Community Action Program Inc. $2,989,089
  • Lycoming/Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action $3,741,446
  • Monroe County Redevelopment Authority $2,968,753
  • Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission $5,083,485
  • Northern Tier Community Action Corporation (Cameron, Elk, Potter & McKean) $3,355,100
  • Northumberland County Weatherization $3,029,757
  • Northwest PA Weatherization Inc. (Crawford) $3,192,429
  • Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency $22,318,832
  • Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (Philadelphia) $15,921,477
  • Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette $4,046,454
  • Schuylkill County Community Action $3,395,768
  • Scranton/Lackawanna Human Development Agency $4,920,813
  • SEDA-Council of Governments (Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, Union,
  • Columbia, Montour & Perry) $5,185,154
  • South Central Community Action Programs Inc. (Adams, Franklin, Cumberland) $4,941,148
  • Steel Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center (Allegheny) $4,981,815
  • Tableland Services Inc. (Somerset) $2,846,751
  • The TREHAB Center (Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga & Wyoming) $4,351,463
  • Warren/Forest Economic Opportunity Council $3,334,765
  • Wayne County Redevelopment Authority $3,151,761
  • Weatherization Inc. (Huntingdon) $2,257,067
  • Westmoreland County Housing Authority $5,449,496
  • York County Board of Commissioners $4,310,795



By Jon McNamara

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