Iowa Weatherization Assistance Program Evaluation, 1988

(1988) Iowa Weatherization Assistance Program Evaluation, 1988. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

Iowa Department of Natural Resources was tasked to conduct a study of the Iowa Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The goal of the WAP is to reduce the effects of high fuel costs for heating (and to a lesser extent cooling) on low-income families, particularly the elderly and handicapped. The program installs Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) such as caulking and weather stripping, storm windows, attic and wall insulation, and a range of other measures to improve heating and cooling efficiency as well as the comfort of the home. Within the Iowa Department of Human Rights, the Division of Community Action Agencies (DCAA) administers the weatherization program. local service organizations, typically Community Action Agencies (CAAs), implement WAP at the local level. A home is eligible for weatherization in Iowa if it is (1) occupied by a family unit whose income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level;1 (2) is occupied by an individual who receives cash assistance under Titles IV or XVI of the Social Security Act or applicable state or local law during the preceding 12 months; or (3) is eligible for assistance under the low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Weatherization Assistance Program, Human Rights, Natural Resources, Community Action Agencies, low income
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Weather
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
ID Code: 39646
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2021 17:25
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 17:25
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/39646