Serving: Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry Counties
The LKLP Weatherization program receives funding from the Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children and the United States Department of Energy. The primary function of the LKLP Weatherization program is to provide basic energy saving methods to reduce home energy costs for low-income families (must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty limits).
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The LKLP Weatherization program also operates a Demand-Side Management (DSM) program. The goal of the DSM program is to provide additional weatherization assistance to eligible American Electric Power consumers who meet the weatherization guidelines and have electrical usage of 750 KWH average per month over a twelve month period.
Weatherization Program Highlights
This has been a new era for the Housing/Weatherization Program.
The Weatherization Assistance Program is the nation’s largest energy efficiency program. This fiscal year we received funds from the Department of Energy in regular DOE and LIHEAP funds. The weatherization program provides necessary home repairs to prevent heat loss, and repair or replace heating systems when necessary. Our trained inspectors and crews are dedicated to the health and safety of our clients. This fiscal year we made it possible for 70 households with approximately 175 family members to be warm in the winter, cool in the summer and safe throughout the year using DOE, LIHEAP and DSM funding.
The staff is working diligently with Kentucky Protect My Home program. This is for anyone that is on unemployment or has a 15% reduction in income eligible recipients may receive up to twelve months or $15,000.00 on their mortgage if they qualify.
Several “Predatory Lending” and “Budget and Credit” workshops were held throughout the four county service areas. These six-hour workshops provide participants with useful information regarding the purchasing of a home; including financing, budgeting, credit reports, and home care.
Staff attended several trainings to improve their knowledge of helping families move from substandard housing into more suitable homes. Putting families into suitable housing also helps build their self esteem.
As always, the Housing Department continues to make every effort in improving access to safe and affordable housing.