The Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Johnston Lee Harnett Community Action receives weatherization assistance funds from grants provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. The programs funds are used to improve the energy performance in dwellings of families in need by using the most advanced technologies and testing procedures available in the housing industry. The Weatherization Assistance Program is available to assist you if you are elderly, handicapped or live on a low fixed income.

Based on your homes needs, we can:
  • Air seal your home using the latest techniques.
  • Caulk/Weatherstrip around your windows and doors.
  • Insulate your attic, water pipes and water heater.
  • Close holes in the outer walls of your home.
  • Replace broken window panes.
  • Other repairs as necessary to make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Weatherization Assistance funds cannot be used to perform major electrical or roof work and cannot be used to provide new floor joists, or new plumbing for the home.

Johnston Lee Harnett Community Action also participates in the Heating Appliance Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP). HARRP is a program which provides for qualified weatherized homes to have heating and air conditioning systems inspected, tuned, repaired, or replaced, when needed. HARRP program houses are selected and prioritized by the state.

To apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program fill out an application and bring it by one of our three county offices during regular office hours. To apply you will also need to bring some proof of income for the past 12 months for all persons living in your house. This proof can be in the form of a W-2, certification letter for AFDC, a VA file number of retirement, pay stubs, dividend statements, Social Security certifications or anything similar. If you receive SSI or AFDC you are automatically eligible for weatherization assistance.

Weatherization Application


The Duke Energy Fund

As a partner in the North Carolina Community Action Association, Johnston Lee Harnett Community Action aids in administering Duke Energy's Helping Home Fund. The fund offers free assistance for income-qualified customers to make their homes more energy efficient. To qualify for the program you must be a North Carolina Duke Energy customer with an active account, and have a household income that's at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. By participating in the program you will receive a complete home energy assessment and assistance to help you save on your energy bills.

If you qualify for the program you may also receive:
  • Health and Safety Repairs.
  • Appliance Replacement – refrigerators, washing machines and room air conditioners.
  • Heating and Cooling System Repair (up to $600).
  • Heating and Cooling System Replacement.

To find more information about the Duke Energy Helping Home Fund go to the North Carolina Community Action Association website at!duke-energy-helping-home-fund/lw5c6