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HOUSING

& WEATHERIZATION

 

 

CONTACT US

HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TELEPHONE: (207) 338-6809

E-MAIL: bstapley@waldocap.org

 

WCAP offers an array of services that could allow for major improvements to the health, safety, and comfort in your home. Please refer to the information below for an explanation of what programs we offer. These programs are targeted to Waldo County homeowners and/or renters with low incomes.

 
 

WEATHERIZATION

WHAT IS IT?

Weatherization is a program that provides improvements to a home such as: insulation, air infiltration, exhaust vents, poly ground cover, and carbon monoxide detectors. This program is not for general construction or window and door replacement. However, there are Efficiency Maine Trust programs that may help some qualified homeowners.

WHAT IS MY ELIGIBILITY BASED ON?

A current application that has been certified for fuel assistance qualifies you for weatherization services.

 

APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT

 

This program is currently unavailable.

WHAT IS IT?

This program is currently unavailable unless done in conjunction with a Weatherization program home audit.

 

CENTRAL HEATING IMPROVEMENT

 

This program is designed to repair or replace condemned heating systems (heating plant, fuel storage, and distribution system) for income-eligible homeowners.

WHAT IS MY ELIGIBILITY BASED ON?

A current LIHEAP application that has been certified qualifies you for Central Heating Improvement Program services. However, in some circumstances, households may be required to provide a co-payment toward overall expense.

 

ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANK

 

This program is designed to assist homeowners with unsafe and out of code oil/fuel tanks by replacing units.

WHAT IS MY ELIGIBILITY BASED ON?

  • In order to be eligible for this program, you must own your home. Individuals who own a mobile home on a rented lot are still eligible.)
  • Must have already applied and been approved for LIHEAP (fuel assistance) in the current year
  • Tank must meet certain requirements

 

POWERLINE EXTENSION ASSISTANCE

WHAT IS IT?

This is a credit assistance through Central Maine Power for a new electric line extension. Assistance can be up to $2,800. WCAP has a separate qualification process for this program. Income guidelines are set by Central Maine Power from time to time. Property value is another mandated criteria.

 

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION

Homebuyer education classes follow the State of Maine “HoMEworks” curricula. These classes allow students to gain the knowledge necessary to take charge of the project of home buying by describing the processes involved, the rights and obligations of both the buyer and any agents involved, reviewing the type of financial options available, and discussion of the pitfalls to avoid. These classes are currently recommended by most lenders as part of the lending process and also open the door to financial assistance on certain mortgage products. These classes are recommended as a starting point for anyone planning to buy a home. For more information or to register for a class, visit our Homebuyer Education webpage here.


HOME REPAIR NETWORK PROGRAM

WHAT IS IT?

WCAP participates in the Home Repair Network Program, which provides funding to address housing repair and replacement issues of low- and moderate-income households and when available, combines the Home Repair Network Funding with funds provided by Maine Housing, the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program, and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). This program provides rehabilitation services administered throughout Maine by county. For more information on our Home Repair Network Program, including the types of repair covered and income guidelines, click here.

WCAP

9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: (207) 338-6809