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Community Action Agency seeking homes to weatherize

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 Kentucky's Weatherization Program operated locally by Multi-Purpose Community Action is taking applications from eligible applicants for weatherization services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer counties.

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has federal funding available for the Weatherization of homes of those determined as eligible. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as ARRA, allows funding for weatherization of homes in our area. Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is encouraging those who have not received weatherization services since September 30, 1993, to call 502-543-3405 and schedule a time for making application. You may be eligible if your income is at or below 200% of the poverty level.

According to Kim Embrey-Hill, Executive Director, the application process takes about 20 minutes. You will need to provide proof of your income for the past month and expect to answer questions about your home such as how many people live there, their ages and some other general questions. If you are determined to be eligible for services, your name is put on a waiting list and ranked in priority order. At this time, we have a shortage of homes to weatherize so the waiting time should be shorter. The application process identifies those with the highest need and moves them to the top of the list.

If you are determined eligible, an energy auditor from Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency weatherization staff will meet with you and your family to explain the work that will take place and how crews will proceed while in your home. Upon completion of an energy audit, a list of work will be generated that is specifically designed to weatherize your home based on what it needs. Homes that receive weatherization process, the health and safety of your family are a high priority. Following the work, an inspector will return to your home to make certain that everything is working property.

"We have served many people in our community, but we have funding available to serve more. This is an ideal opportunity for people to apply before the funding is gone," said Kim Embrey-Hill. "I would encourage any Bullitt County resident who thinks they meet the criteria to call our Bullitt County Family Service Center at 502-543-3405 for specific requirements. The Weatherization ARRA funding will be gone in March, 2012 and our ability to weatherize homes will drop drastically. Now is the time to take advantage of this great opportunity."