Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income persons, particularly the elderly and persons with special needs, control their home energy costs. Through this federally-funded program, Sheltering Arms Senior Services provides these services free of charge to people who meet certain eligibility requirements.

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The purpose of the program is to make homes more energy efficient.
Typical measures include:

  • Attic and wall insulation
  • Caulking
  • Weather stripping
  • Heating and air conditioning repair and replacement
  • Window and door repair and replacement


If your home qualifies, you will receive:

An Energy Audit - a review of your home's energy efficiency, which identifies where air leaks may be occurring, inefficient appliances, etc.

Installation of weatherization measures that increase the energy efficiency of your home

Who is eligible?

Households at or below 125 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

Harris County residents (other counties offer this program, call 2-1-1 for more information)

Priority is given to households with:

  • Small children (under the age of six)
  • The highest energy cost and lowest income
  • An elderly resident
  • A disabled resident


To Apply for Weatherization Assistance:

1. Call United Way's Helpline at 2-1-1 and request Utility Assistance and Weatherization Assistance. These programs are provided together using the same application.

2. Please be sure to bring these required items to your appointment:

  • Recent copies of your gas and electric utility bills, or disconnect notices (disconnect notices are only needed for Disconnect Notice Program).
  • Copies of identification for applicant and all household members, such as social security cards (not required), birth certificates, and/or shot records, etc.
  • Proof of household income for the last 30 days, such as recent payroll stubs or documentation on Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Pension Funds, disability, etc.