Enhanced Weatherization Program

Enhanced Weatherization Program

The Department of Housing and Community Development is not accepting new applications for the Enhanced Weatherization Program at this time. Please check back in early 2018 for updates.​

For homes in Maryland that need moderate to major repairs and upgrades to energy systems in addition to health and safety improvements such as treatment of mold, structural problems, lead paint, water leaks and damage or asbestos removal, Maryland’s Enhanced Weatherization Program can help.

The Enhanced Weatherization Program provides grants to eligible homeowners (owner-occupied) ​​for repairs and improvements that will lead to significant gains in energy efficiency, giving them lower monthly energy bills and more livable homes for their families.

Read more to find out if you can benefit from this program.

To be eligible to receive energy efficiency upgrades to your home, you need to:

  1. Be an owner and occupant of your property (renters and investment properties are ineligible), and be able to prove ownership of your home.
  2. Meet income qualifications. Your household income needs to be lower than the limits based on household size, as shown in the table below
  3. Be an eligible utility customer. You must have a utility account with Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) and your home must be outside of Baltimore City*.


*Residents of Baltimore City may be eligible for Maryland's EMPOWER Program​ to make energy efficiency improvements to their home. Baltimore City residents may also be eligible for local programs through the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.

Household Income Limits for Maryland's Enhanced Weatherization Program

​​Size of Family Unit Maximum Annual Household Income* Monthly Gros​s Income
1 $24,120 $2,010
2 $32,480 $2,706
3 $40,840 $3,403
4 $49,200 $4,100
5 $57,560 $4,796
6 $65,920 $5,493
7 $74,280 $6,190
8 $82,640 $6,886
*Your total household income must be below the amount listed for the number of residents in your household.  Household income includes income from all residents 18 or over, including salaries and wages, retirement income, food stamps and investment income. ​​For households with more than 8 persons, add $8,320 for each additional person.

Funding for this program is limited. Qualified applicants may be kept on a waiting list. Services are provided based on availability of funding and qualified applicants already in the pipeline.​

GET STARTED:

The Department of Housing and Community Development is not accepting new applications for the Enhanced Weatherization Program at this time. Please check back in early 2018 for updates.​

Weatherization is adding insulation, sealing cracks, and making other changes that reduce heat or air loss, and save you money on utility bills. The Enhanced Weatherization program combines these weatherization improvements with measures that reduce health and safety risks in the home. Health and safety improvements can include improved ventilation, lead abatement, mold remediation, and eliminating sources of moisture or leaks within the home. These improvements work together to not only save you money but also help in providing a healthier indoor living environment.

​After a home is determined to be eligible for weatherization services, a Home Energy Analyst performs a Healthy Homes Assessment and Home Energy Audit.

The only way to assess health and safety needs and ensure maximum energy savings is to evaluate every aspect of the home.​

Enhanced Weatherization Brochure

Weatherization Services include:

  • Installing insulatio​n
  • Repair/Replace furnace systems
  • Caulking to reduce air leakage
  • Installation of a programmable thermostat
  • Dryer and bathroom ventilation

Health and Safety Services include:

  • Moisture & mold remediation
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Installation of smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Radon mitigation
  • Roof repair/replacement
  • Plumbing and electrical repair
  • Structural repair
  • Removal of Lead hazards

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are homeowners with a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, and who are BGE customers whose property is outside Baltimore City.

To apply, you will need the following:

  • Proof of Identification
  • Current BGE Gas and/or Electric Bill
  • Proof of homeownership (Tax Bill, or Copy of Deed)
  • Social Security cards (all household residents)
  • Proof of gross household income for the last 30 days (Bank Statements not acceptable)

Note that if you receive Energy Assistance, an application may not be required.

Benefits of Weatherization include:

  • Helps reduce energy costs and conserves energy
  • Increases comfort in the home
  • Improves safety and health
  • Helps preserve housing
  • Improves Indoor Air Quality
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MORE INFORMATION

Contact: Housing and Building Energy Programs
Community Development Administration
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
​Toll Free: 844-400-3423 | 800-756-0119​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​