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Georgia to Receive $50 million for Weatherization of Low-Income Homes

June 29, 2009

image credit bobvila.com

image credit bobvila.com

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the State of Georgia will receive $50 million to expand it’s weatherization program for low income families, and could potentially receive as much as $125 million total if the state’s plan is effective and does what it is supposed to do.  This is part of Obama’s $787 billion Recovery Act Package.

How are low income families identified?  Up to twice the poverty level – Less than $44,100 for family of 4

Expected number of Homes? 13,600

Average cost per home? Up to $6,000

What improvements will be made? Sealing Air Ducts & Adding Weather Stripping to Windows

I can’t imagine that this won’t be successful.  I wish we could roll out programs like this to every existing home.  There is such an opportunity to save energy in existing homes.  If you are interested in improving the efficiency of your home, please don’t hesitate to ask.  I have some wonderful recommendations of efficiency-minded contractors that would love to help you out.  You can read the AJC article by clicking here.

Carson Matthews
Bringing Green to the Scene!

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