Celebrating 40 Years of Weatherization
The Weatherization Assistance Program was signed into law by President Gerald Ford as part of the “Energy Conservation and Production Act” (Public Law 94-385) on August 14, 1976.
Federal regulations described the purpose of the Weatherization program to “increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential energy expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden.”
AEA salutes the many individuals who have worked tirelessly to advance these goals in their communities by bringing the benefits of Weatherization to housing occupied by households with low incomes throughout New York and the entire United States, improving the lives of millions of Americans while improving the environment for us all. (more…)