CHP Weatherization helps low-income individuals and families reduce energy costs by improving the energy efficiency and health of their homes using the federal Weatherization Assistance Program and other funding sources. Since 1976, our weatherization team has performed energy audits and repairs to home heating and cooling systems, especially for households with elderly residents, individuals with disabilities, and families with children.
Through the federally-funded Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, CHP Weatherization reduces energy costs for families and individuals by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, while also assessing and eliminating related health and safety issues.
First, our Energy Solutions team completes a site-specific energy audit of a home that includes blower-door-directed air leakage diagnostics, heating system safety and efficiency diagnostics, duct leakage diagnostics, and insulation needs. Next, we perform necessary repairs and improvements to the home’s mechanical systems and install energy-saving measures in the house, such as improved insulation and air sealing.
Households are typically qualified based on income, and recipients must be Virginia residents. A family of four qualifies at $68,448 or less in household income. See Department of Housing and Community Development income limits for other household sizes here or listed below. Priority is given to households with elderly residents, individuals with disabilities, and children. Please contact CHP to see if you qualify.
As a subcontractor for the Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS), CHP Energy Solutions offers a Crisis Heating and Cooling Assistance Program, which helps eligible low-income households in 25 localities throughout Virginia with heating and cooling equipment problems. Our staff repair or replace existing equipment, install equipment where none exists, and assist with costs for new equipment.
The Emergency Home and Accessibility Repair Program (EHARP) provides funds to CHP and other providers in Virginia to remove urgent emergency health and safety hazards and address physical accessibility barriers for low-income households in Virginia. Eligible repairs can include plumbing, structural, electrical, roofing, and installation of wheelchair ramps and other accessibility modifications.
CHP is the largest weatherization provider in the commonwealth of Virginia. If you are in an area where CHP does not have coverage, we can connect you with other providers that may be able to assist you.
126 S. Bayard Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 949-9021 fax