Due to the nature of our ever changing climate as a result of our activities, weatherproofing must be done to protect individuals from unpredictable patterns. However, not many have enough money to safely secure their homes from harsh weather.
Florida’s state government recognized the arising issues and sought to provide for their community through the Weatherization Assistance Program, whose goal is to provide free funding for low-income households with the help from the community and other agencies.
Depending on the circumstances, the program will likely prefer households with multiple family members, children, elderly, and disabled relatives. Diagnostic testing must be first performed to check the household and a record is to be sent to the family afterwards.
The Steps For Applying
Floridians are required to contact their local weatherization provider and send an application to them with the applicators’ proof of income. Those who live on rent must first ask permission from their landlord.
Once the application arrives, they’ll contact the family to discuss what they need to do to the household. Once the work is fully complete, the local provider will check the household.
The Office of State and Community Energy Programs has a dedicated detailed section to the program, and efforts are being made to push further funding. Individuals can freely download resources and ask professionals to understand and apply weatherization in their own households.
They want citizens to understand the importance and benefit of weatherization everyday, so that they can apply it on their own. They want the community’s support so that they can provide enough to enhance the program and the public’s lives.
With programs like these, it’s a step to push efforts in funding for weatherproofing homes. It also shows the precautionary measures needed to be taken to protect lives from natural disasters to prevent further devastation in communities.
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