One Program Helps Weatherize Homes for Free


Each month we all pay those energy bills, but you could see smaller numbers by weatherizing your home.

"People save probably between 50 and 100 dollars depending on the size of there home, but it’s a nice savings that they can start using for other expenses," said Community Services Coordinator, Sue Gillet.

For people with low incomes the Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska is weather proofing homes for free.

"Sometimes they will do doors and windows, it’s a case by case bases, and that’s going to help on that utility bill," said Gillet.

Last year around 21 families in Lincoln County were assisted by this program, but Gillet says there is a process in order to get help.

"They fill out some paper work, you just have to supply your income proof, and usually a form of ownership," said Gillet.

Aid is also available for mobile home owners and even renters. The federal money is issued through the Nebraska Energy Office. Around one million dollars was given this year for the program.

"It will help a lot of single moms, elderly, and disabled people that really have that tight budget," said Gillet.

To get involved you can call Sue Gillett at 308-532-3250 or visit there office on 901 East 10th street in North Platte.


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