Weatherization grants benefit seven counties

Housing Resources of Western Colorado has been awarded $2.8 million in grants to provide free weatherization services to more than 400 homeowners in seven Western Slope counties.

The weatherization program can include any of the following actions:

Insulation in attics and walls

Furnace replacement

Furnace safety testing

Refrigerator replacement

Sealing air leaks

Installation of compact fluorescent light bulbs

Energy audit

Storm windows and doors

Energy conservation information.

Residents of Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray and Hinsdale counties may apply for the services.

The organization also received $254,000 from NeighborWorks America to rehabilitate two of Housing Resources’ rental properties.

The weatherization grant includes $1.8 million in federal stimulus funding.

To apply, call 970-241-2871 or visit http://www.housingresources wc.org and click on “weatherization” to download the application.


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