Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties

The goal of the weatherization program is to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while maintaining their health and safety.


About Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) began in 1976 in effort to assist low-income families who lack the resources to invest in energy efficiency.The WAP is funded by the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Weatherization services provide cost effective, energy efficient improvements to the homes of qualified low-income customers at no charge to them. The program currently is comprised of a comprehensive series of energy efficient measures that are based on an analysis of individual homes, whether site-built or mobile homes. The improvements are determined by performing an energy audit and following the priority measures for our State.

The Weatherization Program’s mission is to reduce the heating and cooling costs for low-income families, particularly for households with children, the elderly, the disabled, and homes with high energy use. We seek to improve the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. Weatherization includes weather stripping, insulation of attic and crawl space, hot water heater wrap, mobile home floor insulation, air sealing, sealing existing duct work, installation of compact florescent light bulbs and occasionally the replacement of existing heating systems.

What the Weatherization Assistance Program Does

  • Educates clients on energy efficiency, protocols concerning health and safety

  • Evaluates site built dwellings and mobile homes for measurements to be performed

  • Insulate attics, crawl spaces and mobile home bellies

  • Install CFL (Compact Florescent Lights)

  • Install carbon monoxide & smoke detectors

  • Make minor repairs

  • Test and check all combustible appliances i.e. stoves, furnaces and water heaters.

  • Test for gas leaks, carbon monoxide and other health & safety issues present within the dwelling

  • Perform an energy audit to determine the most effective methods to reduce clients’ energy usage

  • Check, tune or replace defective heating systems (if funding is available)

  • Air sealing -(caulking heating and plumbing penetrations throughout the entire dwelling

  • Add ventilation to dwelling if needed

  • Repair mobile home bellies that have underpinning

What the Weatherization Assistance Program Does Not Do

    • Rehabilitate homes (major repairs i.e. roofing, floors, doors windows)

    • Replace doors

    • Replace windows

    • Install central heating & cooling units

    • Make major home repairs to roofs, floors, sewer, plumbing or electrical work

    • Build additions & modify bathrooms

    • Mold Remediation – lead base paint abatement

    • Perform work based upon client desires or requests (all qualified dwellings that are accepted under the current federal guidelines measure will be tested and determined according to the established Priority Measures)

    • Install underpinning

    • Install or build porches, decks or ramps

    • Provide vinyl siding

    • Provide service to any dwelling that does not have lights, running water or proper sewage

    • Set up mobile homes that are not occupied

    • Finish rehab work or construction that has been initiated by client

    • Connect used heating or air units that the client has acquired

    • Please note: Minor repairs are secondary measures and are not done unless regular weatherization work is being performed. The Weatherization Program is not a rehab program. It is an Energy Conservation Program with an emphasis on the health and safety of the client.


How to apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program

  • Contact Waccamaw E.O.C Weatherization Department at 843-234-4140 Monday through Friday 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

The Required Documentation to Apply

  • Picture identification for person that is applying

  • Social Security cards for all household occupants

  • Power of Attorney if you are acting on the behalf of another

  • Most recent utility bill

  • Monthly income verification for all household occupants above the age of 17 years

  • Landlord agreement if you are renting

  • Please note: Child support and food stamps are acceptable means of income.

  • Please note: All clients that are served under the weatherization must be living in a dwelling i.e. site-built house or mobile home that is structurally sound and deemed safe.

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Who Is Eligible?

2018 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size

200% Monthly Poverty Guideline

200%Annual Poverty Guideline

1 Person
2 Persons
3 Persons
4 Persons
5 Persons
6 Persons
7 Persons
8 Persons

$2,023.33
$2,743.33
$3,463.33
$4,333.33
$4,903.33
$5,623.33
$6,343.33
$7,063.33

$24,280.00
$32,920.00
$41,560.00
$52,000.00
$58,840.00
$67,480.00
$76,120.00
$84,760.00

For each additional person add $8,640.


 

 

Waccamaw EOC Weatherization