Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is in the process of selecting a new weatherization service provider for the eight-county area that has been served by Community Action, Inc. (CAI) since the late 1970s.
KHRC currently administers the federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program through partnerships with four subrecipient agencies across the state. These agencies provide weatherization services including free comprehensive home energy audits, repairs, and upgrades to income-eligible Kansas households.
Beginning March 31, 2023, Community Action, Inc. will no longer provide weatherization services to the following counties: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Nemaha, Leavenworth, and Shawnee. KHRC is in the process of identifying a new service provider for these counties.
During the transition period, residents of the affected counties seeking weatherization assistance should contact KHRC directly.
Applications received from Kansans in CAI’s current service area will be kept on file in the interim and transferred to the new service provider to review and process.
Previous applicants awaiting review in these counties will receive further guidance directly from CAI.
Weatherization services for qualified households provide energy-conservation upgrades that can lower home utility bills by improving heating and cooling efficiency. These may include:
Sealing drafts and air leaks, caulking doors and windows, weather stripping
Testing, cleaning, and repairing heating and cooling systems and water heaters
Adding insulation to ceilings, walls, floors, and foundations
Lighting, refrigerator, and fan upgrades.
KHRC thanks Community Action Inc. for their decades long partnership and looks forward to continued collaboration on other housing and community initiatives.
For further inquiries about the Weatherization Assistance Program, please email Tyler Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-217-2001.
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is a self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation committed to helping Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve.