Weatherization Assistance Providers and Preservation Companies in New York
Weatherization Assistance Providers
The above links provide information about counties and not-for-profit organizations which receive funds from DHCR to provide weatherization assistance services to New York State residents. Weatherization Assistance Providers work within a specific geographic area, called a service area. The information includes the name of each provider, their website address (if they have one) and their service area. The Affordable Housing Directory can also be used to search for Weatherization Assistance Providers by County, Street Address and/or Zip Code.
Weatherization Assistance Providers include Preservation Companies, county governments, and Native American Tribal organizations. Weatherization services reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool homes and provide hot water, thus reducing energy consumption, while minimizing the impact of higher fuel costs on low-income families. Weatherization Assistance Providers assist low-income households, with priority given to those with elderly or handicapped members, and to families with young children.
Weatherization Assistance Providers perform an energy audit of the home or apartment to identify specific measures to increase energy efficiency. Based on the results of the energy audit, they may provide some or all of the following services: weatherstripping and caulking around doors and windows; cleaning, testing, repairs, or replacement of heating systems; replacement or repair of storm windows; replacement or repair of broken windows and/or outside doors; addition of insulation to walls or ceilings; and, mitigation of health and safety concerns, including indoor air quality improvements, correction of ventilation problems that can lead to mold growth, and identification of lead paint hazards.
Weatherization Services may also include other energy-related improvements such as: water heater repair/replacement, roof repair/replacement, chimney repairs, lighting fixture replacement, venting systems, heating distribution system replacement, refrigerator replacement, installation of GFIC outlets, and electrical service upgrade, where indicated by an energy audit and an inspection of the unit.
For more information, please contact your local Weatherization Assistance Provider, or the nearest DHCR Regional Office. To apply for Weatherization, contact the provider that serves your county.
DHCR provides funds to not-for-profit organizations throughout New York State for the purpose of helping New York State residents with their housing needs. The two types of organizations, known collectively as Preservation Companies, are Neighborhood Preservation Companies and Rural Preservation Companies.
Each company works within a specific geographic area called a service area. The information accessible from the links above includes the organization's name, their website address (if they have one), and their service area. Clicking on an organization name will open a new window containing detailed information about the company and the types of services it provides. The Affordable Housing Directory can be used to search for a Community-Based Housing Organization located in a specific geographic area. You can search by county, street address and/or zip code.
Preservation Companies are making a direct impact on the quality of life in the inner cities, towns, villages, and remote rural communities of our state by providing a wide variety or services to low- and middle-income families, the elderly, and persons with special needs. Examples of services provided include, but are not limited to, developing and/or rehabilitating housing, assisting first-time homebuyers, organizing tenant associations, providing tenant assistance, forming community and neighborhood watch programs, developing job training programs, youth mentoring, and organizing community activities. Some Preservation Companies are also Weatherization Assistance Providers and can assist eligible homeowners to improve their home's energy efficiency.