Free home weath­er­iza­tion as­sis­tance ses­sions of­fered to low-in­come res­i­dents

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - COMMUNITY -

The Hawaii County Eco­nomic Op­por­tu­nity Coun­cil is of­fer­ing En­ergy and Money Ef­fi­ciency work­shops in Septem­ber at four lo­ca­tions on the Big Is­land.

HCEOC’s Weath­er­iza­tion As­sis­tance Pro­gram helps low-in­come in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies re­duce en­ergy costs and in­crease com­fort and safety in their homes.

In­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies, the el­derly and the dis­abled mak­ing no more than 200 per­cent of the cur­rent fed­eral poverty in­come level are el­i­gi­ble for as­sis­tance. Pri­or­ity is given to the el­derly and dis­abled, house­holds with high-en­ergy con­sump­tion, emer­gency sit­u­a­tions and homes with preschool chil­dren.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing house­holds av­er­age nearly 33 per­cent in sav­ings, or ap­prox­i­mately $293 per year, after the com­ple­tion of weath­er­iza­tion im­prove­ments.

Any­one in­ter­ested in weath­er­iz­ing their homes can ap­ply for en­ergy sav­ing prod­ucts (kits) dur­ing the work­shops. El­i­gi­ble in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies are en­cour­aged to take ad­van­tage of the free pre­sen­ta­tions/ work­shops and the prod­ucts be­ing of­fered.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call HCEOC’s Hilo of­fice at 961-2681, ext. 300 or 401.

Schedule

• 4:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Hilo HCEOC of­fice, 47 Rain­bow Drive.

• 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Waimea Community Cen­ter, 65-1260 Kawai­hae Road.

• 3 p.m. Sept. 15, Naalehu HCEOC of­fice, be­hind the Naalehu Se­nior Cen­ter.

• 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21, West Hawaii Civic Cen­ter, 74-5044 Ane Keo­hokalole High­way.

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