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New Jersey weatherization and LIHEAP.

Community action agencies based across New Jersey run the federal government funded weatherization program. It is run in partnership with the Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). This program is usually offered to low income families, which will be considered any family with income that is at or below 200% of the federal government poverty level. Another factor is the number of people that live in the home. However priority is given to disabled and elderly residents and households in New Jersey.

Weatherization is free to qualified families. What will happen is a contractor will perform an energy audit analysis on residential homes, and the objective is to determine and also maximize the homes energy efficiency. If the inspection reveals improvements are needed, the New Jersey weatherization program will take care of many issues, including caulk and weather-strip windows and doors, repair, wrap hot water tanks and pipes with insulation, clean, tune and make minor repairs to your heating system, stop drafts by sealing areas of air infiltration, install low flow showerheads and faucet aerators, and when funding permits, make major repairs or replace entire heating or cooling systems. The energy conservation program will also replaces light bulbs with high efficient CFL’s, insulate attics, walls and floors, and will also provides instruction on simple techniques and offer the homeowner education that can help save money on a household’s utility bills.

Weatherization is a great way for low income and elderly households to decrease the amount they need to pay on their utility bills. Homeowners can lower their personal energy consumption, and improve health and safety at home. This will allow them to free up money for other needs, such as have money for food and other bills. On average New Jersey homeowners are saving $250 per year on utility bills, and over 100,000 people across the nation benefit every year. For more information on DCA’s energy programs, call the Energy Assistance Unit at 1-800-510-3102.






Weatherization contacts in New Jersey

Atlantic County - Atlantic Human Resources
One South New York Avenue – Suite 303
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
Telephone Number:  (609) 348-4132

Bergen County Community Action Program
241 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ  07601
Telephone Number:  (201) 342-5189

Burlington County Community Action Program, Inc.
718 Route 130 South
Burlington, NJ  08016
Telephone Number:  (609) 386-5800

Camden County -  Camden Council on Economic Opportunity
538 Broadway
Camden, NJ  08103
Telephone Number:  (856) 964-6887

Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties - Tri-County Community Action Agency
110 Cohansey Street
Bridgeton, NJ  08302
Telephone Number:  (856) 451-6330

Essex County Division of Community Action
50 South Clinton Street
East Orange, NJ  07018
Telephone Number:  (973) 395-8350

Newark County - City of Newark / United Community Corporation
31 Fulton Street
Newark, NJ  07102
Telephone Number:  (973) 642-0181

Hudson County - City of Bayonne, Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation
555 Kennedy Boulevard / P.O. Box 1032
Bayonne, NJ  07002
Telephone Number:  (201) 437-7222

City of Jersey City, Jersey City Division of Community Development
30 Montgomery Street – Room 404
Jersey City, NJ  07302
Telephone Number: (201) 547-6910

North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Hudson County excluding cities of Bayonne, Hoboken and Jersey City
5301 Broadway
West New York, NJ  07093
Telephone Number: (201) 866-2388

City of Hoboken, Hoboken Organization Against Poverty & Economic Stress (HOPES)
124 Grand Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
Telephone Number: (201) 656-3713

Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex & Warren Counties, NORWESCAP NJ Community Action Program
350 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
Telephone Number:  (908) 454-7000
Facsimile Number:   (908) 859-0729

Mercer County Division of Housing and Community Development
County Administration Building
640 South Broad Street, Room 109
Trenton, NJ  08611
Telephone Number:  (609) 989-6959

New Jersey Association on Corrections
986 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ  08611
Telephone Number:  (609) 396-8900

United Progress, Incorporated, City of Trenton
162 West State Street / P.O. Box 10
Trenton, NJ  08601
Telephone Number:  (609) 392-2161"Facsimile Number:  (609) 392-2166

Middlesex County, Puerto Rican Action Board
90 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
Telephone Number:  (732) 828.4510

Jewish Renaissance Foundation, Middlesex County
149 Kearney Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Telephone: 732.324.2114

Monmouth County, Check-Mate, Inc.
910 Fourth Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ  07712
Telephone Number:  (732) 774-3100

Ocean Community for Economic Action Now, Inc.
40 Washington Street - P.O. Box 1029
Toms River, NJ  08754
Telephone Number:  (732) 244-2333

Passaic County, Passaic County Human Services
Passaic County excluding cities of Paterson and Passaic
401 Grand Street – Room 417
Paterson, NJ  07505
Telephone Number:  (973) 881-4278

Paterson Task Force for Community Action, Incorporated
City of Paterson
9 Colt Street
Paterson, NJ  07505
Telephone Number:  (973) 279-2333

United Passaic Organization, City of Passaic
41 Myrtle Avenue
Passaic, NJ  07055
Telephone Number:  (973) 472-2478

Somerset County, Somerset County Action Program
429 Lewis Street / P.O. Box 119
Somerset, NJ  08875-0119
Telephone Number:  (732) 846-8888

Union County, Plainfield Action Services
City of Plainfield
510 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ  07060
Telephone Number:  (908) 753-3233

Union County Department of Human Services, Union County Administration Building – 4th  Fl.
Division of Planning
Elizabeth, NJ  07207
Telephone Number:  (908) 558-2290

Statewide agencies
New Jersey Community Action Association
227 East Hanover Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
Telephone Number: (609) 392-1110

Comite de Apoyo a los Trabaiadores
Agricolas (CATA)
4 South Delsea Drive / P.O. Box 510
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Telephone Number: (856) 881-2507





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