If you fall in the middle- to lower-income bracket, rent or own a home and want to update it to make it more energy efficient, the
City of Lansing
and local non-profit Michigan Energy Options
(MEO) have your back.
As part of the Lansing Energy Fitness Program
that ends June 30, renters and homeowners within the Lansing city limits can apply for an initial audit, weatherization installations and do-it-yourself materials—for free.
“The City of Lansing’s Energy Fitness program is literally money in the bank for the city’s residents,” says John Kinch, executive director of MEO. “The home energy audit, weatherization installation and demonstration, and the DIY materials given to the resident are worth hundreds of dollars if a person were to hire this service commercially.”
Funding for the program comes from the city, while MEO provides the weatherization experts. Depending on the number of people in the household, your 2009 income must be below $37,500 (for one-person) or up to $70,750 (for eight people). An online chart
shows the income threshold for the number of occupants in between.
Kinch likes to emphasize three points about the program. “Homeowners and renters in Lansing can qualify. Household income levels to qualify are higher than people might think. We’re down to the last two weeks of this program and we still have appointments available.”
You can register online here
or by calling 517-337-0422.
Source: John Kinch
Writer: Andy Balaskovitz