Homeowner Repair & Weatherization
What was once old is new again. Believing housing is an integral part of community enrichment, the MBCDC homeowner repair program provides rehabilitation and weatherization assistance to community residents earning less than 80% of the area median income, as well as senior citizens. Recently, the CDC successfully completed multiple projectswith community partnerships. Neighborhood homeowners interested in receiving assistance must complete and submit a preliminary application to the MBCDC office. Once the office housing specialist processes the application, and all requested material is validated and on file, the resident’s request is placed in a review and approval process.
The Home Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to help low-income residents save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes. Although most dwellings typically waste energy in some form or another, different types of houses have different energy conservation problems. MBCDC partners with Citizens Energy Group to find the weatherization program. Depending on the circumstances and condition of the dwelling, the contractors may complete some or all of the following weatherization measures:
- Sealing cracks with weather strip and caulk
- Insulating attics and walls
- Repairing windows and doors
- Replacing windows
- Repairing or replacing inefficient furnaces and hot water heaters