Energy Conservation (Weatherization Assistance Program)

Our Weatherization Assistance Program provides energy conservation and home improvement measurements that save energy and reduce renter and homeowner energy costs. Weatherizing homes and rental units can include such measures as repairs/replacement of heating units, insulation, and other measures.

Income eligible households (homeowners and rental units with eligible tenants) have an energy audit conducted to determine energy deficiencies such as poor insulation, or improper functioning heating units, to determine the needs and develop a plan of action or measurement to optimize energy conservation. This means direct savings on energy bills.

With owner /landlord permission a certain level of work is provided immediately, such as caulking and door sweeps, etc., while more significant items such as boiler repairs, insulation, and window replacement are contracted out to private companies under the supervision and oversight of La Casa. All work is inspected by La Casa technicians and in certain cases by NJ State monitors.

Home energy conservation is free to eligible households – both tenants and homeowners. For multiple dwellings and investment properties, the owner may be required to make a contribution to help cover the costs of the energy conservation improvements. Benefits are great. Between immediate savings and improved property value, warm and comfortable tenants, weatherization is a winning option for all.

Households receiving certain benefits such as TANF, SNAP benefits, adoption subsidy, and SSI may qualify even if their income exceeds the qualifications on the chart.  A complete application is required including income and supporting documentation.

Income Requirements:

Family SizeGross Annual Income ($)
1$25,760
2$34,840
3$43,920
4$53,000
5$62,080
6$71,160
7$80,240
8$89,320
Each Additional Family Member$9,080

Are you a landlord serving the low income community and want to improve the energy efficiency of your building? Are you a homeowner with high heating and cooling bills? Are you a renter who could use a little energy conservation help? Contact us at 973-485-0701 or email us at wxleadasst@lacasanwk.org.



Home Energy Assistance clients can submit their program applications as well as emergency requests and all supporting documents in person at 317 Roseville Ave, Newark, NJ during the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9AM-4PM, Wednesday from 9AM-6PM, or the second Saturday of every month from 9AM-1PM. Applications and documents can also be submitted electronically to energyasst@lacasanwk.org, mailed to PO Box 7118, Newark, NJ  07107, or faxed to 973-485-9984.  Additionally, program inquiries and questions can also be sent directly to energyasst@lacasanwk.org .

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