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Weatherization program in Louisiana helps save money on utilities

Weatherization is offered in Louisiana from community action agencies. The goal is to help low income families make updates and repairs to their home, with the objective of decreasing their utility bills. So the improvements will help families reduce the amount of energy they need to cool or heat their homes. Most of the resources go to helping lower the heating or cooling bills for elderly and disabled individuals in Louisiana. The Community Development Weatherization Project is the formal name of the a federal government energy conservation program known as weatherization, and is paid for by the U.S. Department of Energy.

There are a number of requirements that need to be met by applicants. Low income and working poor residents of Louisiana that meet these weatherization program requirements are eligible for weatherization services. The applicant's home or apartment must also meet certain requirements specified by the community action agency and the state. The home must be able to be properly weatherized within the funds provided by the government.

All of the repairs that the crew from your local community action agency will make on your house will be energy conservation improvements or repairs. Some health/safety issues can be addressed too. Therefore the weatherization program will help cold air from seeping out during the summer months and/or also keep cold air from seeping into your house during the winter. After a household is determined to be eligible for the program, a certified Louisiana Weatherization Specialist completes an inspection and audit of the home for health, energy, and safety concerns. All authorized weatherization work will be done by local licensed and insured contractors at no cost to the occupants.

Some of the repairs that can be made include sealing, caulking cracks around windows and doors; installing weather-stripping around doors to seal them; Attic insulation; Replacing broken window panes; Repairing holes in floors; or Installation of hot water heater blankets.

 

 

 

 

 

As indicated above, weatherization repairs and updates are based on need, and with priority given to low income families with children, households with elderly members and handicapped. Households with exceptionally high utility bills may also receive priority service. Tenants with landlord approval as well as homeowners are eligible. All government aid is only for those Louisiana residents who cannot afford the cost of making the weatherized repairs on their own, and updates are permanent and will reduce a clients utility bills indefinitely.

Allen Action Agency, Inc. of Allen County, Oberlin, LA 70655, Telephone:(337) 639-4348\

Acadia, Jefferson Davis, Vermillion County - ASSIST Agency, Inc., Crowley, LA 70527-1404, Telephone:(337) 788-7550

Assumption Parish Police Jury, Napoleonville, LA 70390, Telephone:(985) 369-2026

Avoyelles, Evangeline, Point Coupee County - Avoyelles Progress Action Committee, Inc., Marksville, LA 71351, Telephone:(318) 253-6085

Beauregard Community Action Association, Inc., DeRidder, LA 70634, Telephone:(337) 463-7263

Bossier, Morehouse Parish - Bossier Office of Community Services, Inc., 700 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA 71111, Telephone:(318) 747-1045

CADDO Community Action Agency, Shreveport, LA 71108, Telephone:(318) 861-4808

Calcasieu Parish Community Services, Lake Charles, LA 70601, Telephone:(337) 721-4020

Cameron Community Action Agency, 965 Highway 384, Lake Charles, LA 70607-8701, Telephone:(337) 598-5158

Rapides County - Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc., 1335 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA 71301, Telephone:(318) 487-5878

City of Baton Rouge/Office of Social Services, 4523 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, Telephone:(225) 358-4561

Claiborne Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services, Homer, LA 71040, Telephone:(318) 927-3557

Madison and Richland County - Delta Community Action Association, Inc., Tallulah, LA 71284-0352, Telephone:(318) 574-2130

Bienville, Bossier, Claiborne, DeSoto, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Union, Webster County - Desoto Office of Community Services, Mansfield, LA 71052, Telephone:(318) 872-0880

East Carroll Community Action Agency, Lake Providence, LA 71254, Telephone:(318) 559-0004

Evangeline Community Action Agency, 403 W. Magnolia Street, Ville Platte, LA 70586, Telephone:(337) 363-1306

Iberville Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services, Plaquemine, LA 70765-0389, Telephone:(225) 687-5243

Jefferson Community Action Programs, 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 402, Jefferson, LA 70123,
Telephone:(504) 736-6900

Lafourche Parish Office of Community Action, Mathews, LA 70375-0425, Telephone:(985) 537-7603

Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Grant, Jackson, Madison, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, West Carroll, Winn County - LaSalle Community Action Association, Inc., Harrisonburg, LA 71340, Telephone:(318) 744-5445

Lincoln Parish Police Jury, 307 N. Homer St., Ruston, LA 71273-0979, Telephone:(318) 251-5136

West Carroll County - Macon Economic Opportunity, Inc., Oak Grove, LA 71263, Telephone:(318) 428-4379

Bienville, Jackson, Natchitoches County - Natchitoches Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services, Natchitoches, LA 71458-0799, Telephone:(318) 357-2220

Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program, Monroe, LA 71210-3086, Telephone:(318) 322-7151

Beinville, Jackson, Morehouse, Red River, Sabine, Winn County - Pine Belt Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc., Jonesboro, LA 71251, Telephone:(318) 259-6444

Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency, Othella Hughes, Belle Chasse, LA 70037, Telephone:(504) 392-9567

Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Feliciana, West Baton Rouge Parishes - Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc., 45300 North Baptist Road, Hammond, LA 70401, Telephone:(225) 567-2350

St. Bernard Parish Government - Department of Human Resources, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043, Telephone:(504) 278-4468

 

 

 

St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services, New Sarpy, LA 70078, Telephone:(985) 764-7944
St. James Parish Department of Human Resources, Convent, LA 70723, Telephone:(225) 562-2304

Assumption, St. Charles, St. James, St. John County - St. John Community Action Agency, Reserve, LA 70084, Telephone:(985) 536-4955

St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency, Opelousas, LA 70570-1510, Telephone:(337) 948-3651

Acadia, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Martin parish - St. Martin, Iberia, Lafayette Community Action Agency (SMILE CAA), Lafayette, LA 70502, Telephone:(337) 234-3272

St. Mary Community Action Agency, Inc., 1407 Barrow Street PO Box 271, Franklin, LA 70538, Telephone:(337) 828-5705

Plaquemines, St. Tammy, St. Bernard Parish - St. Tammany Parish Department of Community Action, Slidell, LA 70459-1609, Telephone:(985) 646-2090

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Houma, LA 70361, Telephone:(985) 873-6817

Orleans Parish - Total Community Action, Inc., 1420 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70125, Telephone:(504) 872-0330

Union Community Action Association, Inc., Farmerville, LA 71241, Telephone:(318) 368-9606

Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Vernon Parish - Vernon Community Action Council, 12286 Lake Charles Highway, Leesville, LA 71446, Telephone:(337) 404-7710

Webster Parish Community Action Agency, Minden, LA 71058-0876, Telephone:(318) 377-7022

West Baton Rouge Parish Council, Port Allen, LA 70767, Telephone:(225) 381-9931

 

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