How does the GNC Weatherization Program work?
The program is designed to help seniors, individuals and families, especially those living in homes built or manufactured pre-July 1, 1991. Home owners and renters living in houses, apartments, and manufactured or mobile homes can receive assistance to make their homes more energy efficient.
Funding for Weatherization comes from various sources and each source has slightly different rules and regulations for assistance. GNC has a full waiting list of potential clients that fits our federally funded program but right now, GNC has Pacific Power funding for Weatherization clients that have electric heat sources in at least 51% of their home. This means anything that does not require fuel: space heaters, baseboard heat, wall heaters electric forced air units and the like. Monitor heaters are not electric.
The program can replace single pane windows with double pane, add insulation and weather strip doors and windows, to name a few items.
Assistance is based on income qualifications that take into account the monthly income and the size of the household. As an example, a household of 3 people would qualify for assistance if the monthly combined income is $3,262.49. See the following table for current 2014 guidelines:
2023 LIHEAP Income Guidelines
If you know of potential clients who meet the 51% electric heat source requirement, please ask them to contact GNC’s Weatherization assistant, Dawn at 530-938-4115 extension 115 (Mon-Thurs).