City Accepting 100 Applications for Free Home Energy Efficiency Upgradesby Michael Carson on Jun. 07, 2011, under Uncategorized
Qualified homeowners living within city limits can apply for assistance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Upgrades will reduce residential energy use and save money for the homeowner. Work, which will be completed by a non-profit agency that has contracted with the City, may include substituting compact fluorescent for incandescent light bulbs, installing low-flow faucets and showerheads, adding solar screens on west-side windows, and improving overall home weatherization.
The City’s Housing and Community Development Department is accepting 100 applications beginning June 10 from low- to moderate-income homeowners. The program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The same program was run last summer and the City still needs 100 additional applicants.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: homeowner must live in the home, the home must be located within city limits, homeowner must meet income criteria, and the home must not have previously received significant weatherization assistance.
Eligibility information and application forms, in English and Spanish, are available:
- by calling Gwen Nesbitt at (520) 837-5392
- for pickup at Housing and Community Development Dept., Santa Rita Bldg., 1st Floor, 310 N. Commerce Park Loop
For special accommodations or materials in accessible format or a foreign language interpreter or materials in a language other than English or Spanish, call Rebecca Flores at 837-5013.