With Community Action's weatherization program full for this year, they are starting a waiting list for next year.
Ryne Komnick, weatherization director for Community Action, says the program aims to provide eligible individuals with home renovations to make their house more energy efficient. He explains the program is funded through the same sources as LIHEAP, but is focused on making your home energy efficient rather than paying for your utility bills.
The work is completed by a work crew from another Illinois Community Action agency. To register for the program, home owners need to call Community Action to set up an appointment. Komnick indicates they are full this program year, but are starting a waiting list for the following year.
Komnick says if you don't qualify for LIHEAP you can still qualify for weatherization. If you do qualify for LIHEAP, you are automatically eligible for weatherization. To see if you qualify you can visit the state's website on weatherization or the Community Action website. Komnick indicates that the program is open to renters in addition to home owners.
To be placed on the wait list for next year's program, call Ryne Komnick at (217) 732-2159 ext 244.