Extreme weather conditions in different parts of the US can cause physical damage to properties and also lead to high energy bills. However, the US Department of Energy (DOE) offers a solution through its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) that helps people prepare their homes for the weather.
Every state in the US provides some form of weatherization service, with priority given to low-income households, the elderly, families with disabilities or children, and high-energy users.
Eligible households can apply for assistance through their state weatherization agency, but renters must obtain permission from their landlord before making any changes to the property.
Proof of income is required for the application process.
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