Free window replacement grant programs for low-income families.
Find how to get a window replacement grant from the government, non-profits organizations or other agencies. Low-income families, seniors and people with a disability will be the main recipients of these programs. Vouchers or grants will help pay for new or updated windows, with a focus on energy conservation. Learn about the application process and where to get a free window replacement grant near you below.
The main assistance programs include weatherization, FHA 203 loans or grants, LIHEAP and other non-profits. There are also some charities or volunteers that will also help low income families get new or replacement windows for free, or help with installation of them. Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers of America and other charities will often assist.
Government grants to fix or replace windows
The federal government, as well as many states, offer window replacement grants. Most of the applications are local and the installation, repairs, and other work is done by non-profits or government certified contractors. The main programs are below.
Weatherization is a free grant and home improvement program offered in most communities, including near you. Qualified low-income families, and/or those living in poverty, can get energy efficiency updates to their home. This includes the free replacement of windows, caulking, and other updates.
Free window replacement will be made by certificated government contractors as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) overseas as it. In addition to a government grant to replace windows, there will be caulking, extra insulation, weather-stripping and more. All work will be covered by the financial assistance programs. The new replacement windows will also be energy certified, even including double pained glasses with frames, screens and other updates. Learn more on what the weatherization program will cover.
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has home repairs as well as window replacement loans, grants and other emergency financial help. The main program is a 203K loan. However, they also partner with HUD as well as other government agencies on national and local grant programs. Everything from energy conservation updates to free window replacement and more can be provided by the FHA grants or low-c0st (or interest free) loans. More on federal government loan for home improvements.
Replacement of broken windows will be provided from LIHEAP grants, or the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program near you. Note this federal government benefit is run locally, in each state. And a state may call it a different name. LIHEAP will pay for utility bills, help people avoid a shut-off of their power, and will in almost all cases be combined with Weatherization grants. As noted above, this is a free government grant program to replace windows (and make other energy conservation updates) for low-income families. Find how to apply for LIHEAP.
Free window replacement or repairs from charities
Several charity organizations, churches as well as non-profits provide help too. In general, these are volunteer driven and rely on donations from the community. Emergency window repairs or replacement grants, programs to fix a home (including trailer) and more may be offered. In general, volunteers do the work and donations pay for the parts.
Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer driven non-profit that helps low income people with home updates, repairs and even window replacement. The grants and assistance programs are part of their Home Preservation Services. Funds to pay for new windows, as well as the work to install them, generally come from funds raised from the Habitat for Humanity Resale Stores. There will also be corporation donations as well as free windows given from stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot, local charity fund raisers, and volunteers who do the work. The main customer service phone number is (800) 422-4828.
Window replacement or repair grants are offered from community action agencies. These are non-profits that operate in almost every county across the nation. They help the working poor, disadvantaged and low-income both find and apply for free government hardship grants, including for window replacements. Locate a community action near you.
Volunteers of America, or VA, has regional centers, some of which help the low-income as well as senior citizens living on social security replace their windows. They also help people who are close to, or homeless, find a safe and affordable home to live in, and as part of that repairs to windows, roofs, plumbing and other modifications will be done. A number of programs, ranging from grants for home repairs, windows, shelter and more is offered. Continue with Volunteer of America locations.
Senior centers and Aging on Aging offices near you provide financial help, grants and information on free programs to people over the age of 55. In general, the offices will serve as a clearing house for referrals, applications to window replacement grant programs, disability services and more.
The non-profit Aging on Aging near you will also partner with government agencies as well as non-profits on repairs, replacement, or a fix for a window. A wide variety of grants, including for new widows, will be offered to low-income elderly people. Learn more on senior assistance programs.
Churches and ministries will help repair, replace, or fix windows too. There are many local faith based groups, charities, and other organizations, such as SVDP, Catholic Charities, local churches and more. All of them provide free windows, repairs, installation, grant money and more. Find a home repair ministry near you.
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