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About HomeWise: Weatherization Services

HomeWise

Seattle homeowners and rental property owners can receive FREE weatherization services if they meet income qualifications. (Qualification is by resident income.)

How to Apply

If you live in and own your home:
Download the Weatherization application or call (206) 684-0244 to apply.

Self employed? Fill out the self employment income worksheet and return it with your application.

If you are a renter or property owner:
Call (206) 684-0244 or send an email to HomeWise@seattle.gov to learn about the program and request an application.

To qualify, you must meet certain income guidelines. An outreach representative will determine whether you are eligible to receive HomeWise weatherization. You might also want to consider installing conservation measures as part of a home repair loan.

The HomeWise weatherization program is for homes with low income households and apartment buildings that qualify by residents' income.

Work may include:

  • Insulation of the attic, walls, waterpipes, floors at crawlspace, and crawlspace (including ground cover)
  • Venting of bathrooms/kitchens
  • Pipe wrapping to avoid freezing
  • Air sealing
  • Weatherstripping of exterior doors
  • Window caulking
  • Duct insulation
  • Furnace repair, tune-up/replacement
  • Combustion appliance safety
  • Energy conservation-related repairs
  • Partial payment for other measures that add value by energy conservation benefit
  • Electric (only) heated homes may receive upgrade to Ductless Heat Pump (heating & cooling system)

These improvements can help you save energy, lower heating and cooling costs and save money on your utility bills. Call (206) 684-0244 or e-mail HomeWise Weatherization to learn more.

Your application will require certain documentation. Here's a good summary of the documents you will need to provide.

Using state of the art equipment, a HomeWise property rehabilitation specialist will conduct an energy analysis of the home and recommend a conservation package to fit your needs. The energy conservation package, which includes insulation, venting, weatherstripping, and more, will be installed during construction.

Need more information? See our HomeWise brochure >>

Low-interest home improvement loans may also be available to homeowners for further needed repairs.

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