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2015 Fall Furnace Upgrade Program – Accepting Applications Now!

For the third year in a row, Community Homeworks is offering a special program to install high efficiency natural gas furnaces for 37 qualified low-income homeowners in Kalamazoo County.  Homeowners will be required to pay a $100.00 copayment at the time of application and commit to attend six (6) free education workshops at Community Homeworks. The program will run until the end of the year or until all available furnaces have been allocated. A high efficiency furnace will reduce energy bills by at least 15% and up to 50% in some cases.

Applications are now available at the Community Homeworks office at 810 Bryant Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Applications must be complete when submitted in order to be considered.  Accepted applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Participants must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

  • Own and live in a home in Kalamazoo County (home must be either owned or under mortgage) – other restrictions may apply.
  • Existing heating systems must be compatible with the new systems (natural gas, forced air system with ductwork). Accepted applications will include a site visit to assess compatibility.
  • TOTAL household income below 200% of the federally defined poverty level as defined below:

Weatherization Program Income Limits

  • Pay a $100.00 copayment at time of application. Ineligible applicants will have their copayment refunded.
  • Attend six (6) free education workshops (2 hours each) at Community Homeworks.

Documentation Required:  Completed application, proof of income, copy of the deed to your home, most recent copy of your Consumers Energy bill, and a check for the required copayment. If an application is not accepted, the check will be returned.

All work is done by Community Homeworks’ qualified and licensed mechanical technicians.

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