This organization runs the National Energy Assistance Referral Project. Contact them to find out about energy subsidies to reduce heating, gas and electric costs for low income households in your area.
Yardwork and Weatherization
Sponsored by the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification (a project of the University of Southern California), this website maintains a state-by-state directory of governmental home repair programs and individual contractors who have registered as specializing in home modifications for the elderly and disabled.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. On average, weatherization reduces heating bills by 31% and overall energy bills by $358 per year at current prices. If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.
Please Note: ShiningCare does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.