Energy & Housing

ACAP provides services and programs to assist renters and homeowners with safe and energy-efficient housing needs. A variety of services and benefits are offered to both low-income individuals and others.

 

2017 Contractor Application

2017 Qualifying Contractor Compliance Requirements

Central Heating Improvement Program – Provides assistance to income-eligible households for heating system improvements such as cleaning, tuning, evaluation, burner retrofit, repair, replacement, or conversion. Priority is given to those in a no-heat situation. Household must be eligible for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) – Provides assistance to income-eligible households for emergency fuel delivery or an electrical disconnect emergency.

Energy, Moisture, and Infiltration Audit Inspection Program – Provides several levels of home energy usage evaluations and may provide recommendations for upgrades and predictions of savings. Licensed Energy Auditors provide these services on a fee-for-service basis.

Low-Income Assistance Program (LIAP) – Assists LIHEAP-eligible customers with electric bill payments. LIHEAP Eligibility Guidelines

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – Provides financial assistance to income and program-eligible households to help address energy costs. LIHEAP Eligibility Guidelines

Family Development Account – Administers matched savings accounts for low-income families for post secondary education, small business development, home purchase/repair, vehicle purchase/repair or emergency savings.Family Development Account Eligibility

Homeownership Education – a 10-hour course on the essentials of successful homeownership to educate both homeowners and those who aspire to own their own home. This course offering is open to the public for a small fee.  2017 Course Schedule and Dates

Homeownership Support Counseling – provides foreclosure prevention counseling services to home owners who are at risk of falling behind on their mortgage payments or are facing foreclosure. This service is available for the general public.

Home Repair Network Program – Provides zero percent no payments, deferred/forgivable loans or grants to income-eligible homeowners for home repair, replacement or repair of septic systems, lead hazard reduction, replacement housing, and other essential improvements necessary to permit use by persons with disabilites and energy related repairs and improvements to homes. Service is prioritized to assist those households with the greatest home repair need with consideraton given to the elderly and household income. Income Eligibility is at or below 80% of HUD's Median Income Guidelines.

 

Lead Paint Inspection Program – Provides inspections of buildings using a spectrum analyzer to identify the presence of lead paint on interior and exterior surfaces. Some subsidy for lead testing and the abatement of lead hazards may be available to households with low-income living in pre-1978 housing with a child under the age of six (6). Landlords who lease predominately to very low and low-income households may qualify for 5-year deferred/forgivable loans for abatement of lead hazards. Income Eligibility is at or below 80% of HUD's Median Income Guidelines.

Rehabilitation Specialist – Provides technical specification writing, bidding, and inspection services for housing rehabilitation.

Weatherization – Purchases and installs a variety of energy conservation materials for income-eligible households. Household must be eligible for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.