Expanding of the Weatherization Assistance Program

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is providing a Weatherization Assistance Program for low-income residents of multifamily affordable housing units. In 2022 as part of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding MDHHS received approximately $183 million for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

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The MDHHS Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity has expanded the weatherization services to include multifamily affordable housing with five or more units. The expansion means low-income people living in these multifamily units will gain access to the benefits of energy efficiency efforts and health and safety upgrades. Funds, issued in 2022, will be used in addition to the approximately $21 million received annually. International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (ICAST), a national 501c3 nonprofit, as the new provider and plan working with eligible providers starting October 2023.

More information is available at www.icastusa.org