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Serving Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac Pope, Pulaski, and Union Counties in Illinois

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)

The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP), also referred to as Weatherization, is designed to help low-income residents save fuel and money while increasing the comfort of their homes.  The program is administered by the State of Illinois and weatherization services are provided locally by Shawnee Development Council, Inc. in Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, and Union counties.  Eligibility is determined by family size and household income in accordance with federal guidelines.  

Depending on the circumstances and condition of your home, some of the weatherization work that may be done includes sealing cracks with weather stripping and caulk, insulating attics and walls, and repairing windows and doors.

Weatherization services include having an experienced heating contractor examine your heating system.  This contractor will make sure the heating system is safe and in good working order.  Work on your furnace may include cleaning and tuning, repair, retrofit, or in some cases, replacement of the unit. 

After an applicant contacts our offices and an application is completed with all supporting documentation provided they are notified of their eligibility with 30 days.  One of the trained staff will assess the home and conduct an energy audit that will determine what work can be done to save the most energy.  The work will be scheduled and a time arranged for the work to begin. All work will be completed by experienced workers using the computer generated work order.  All work will be inspected at completion to ensure it is correct. 


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