Weatherization Update 12-4-2013

Weatherization Woes in Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho weatherization assistance program is suffering from federal budget cuts. The state of Idaho is not providing any financial assistance, so the amount of homes is diminishing. Read this article for more information. http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Federal-Cutbacks-Could-Leave-Families-Out-In-The-Cold-233879861.html

 

Weatherization Continues in North Carolina

On a more positive note for those in North Carolina, more specifically, Watauga, Avery, Mitchell and Yancy counties, federal funding is still strong. http://mountaintimes.com/watauga-news/articles/WAMY-weatherization-in-action-id-024726

 

…and weatherization programs in Alaska hold on.

While some have suffered from the lack of government funding, in Alaska, there are still energy rebate programs for Mat-Su, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kodiak Islands, Southwest and Southeast Alaska, Copper river and Tok areas. Read this for more information. http://www.frontiersman.com/news/weatherization-help-for-homeowners-still-available/article_19a5dd0c-50db-11e3-8c17-0019bb2963f4.html

 

The reality is that time is running out for these energy rebates!

The Taxpayer Relief Act is due to expire December 31, 2013. We have seen expirations announced before, only to have them reinstated. However, there is very little positive coming related to federal assistance in these energy programs. Here is an alert from the Sacramento BEE: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/02/5963805/usa-insulation-alerts-homeowners.html