Middle Georgia Community Action Agency offers several programs to aid families with housing and energy concerns, including issues such as energy conservation, home safety, home improvements, and emergency services. Although these programs are designed to work alone, they are often linked together to provide maximum benefit to families.
The Weatherization housing program is intended to reduce heating and cooling costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. Weatherization includes:
- home improvements and energy conservation measures costing an average of $6,500 per house in materials and labor costs.
- installation of attic insulation, broken window repair, air sealing using caulk, water heater replacement and/or wrap, the replacement of light bulbs with more efficient varieties, and more.
- health and safety surveys.
A housing rehabilitation program aimed at low-income and very low-income homeowners in rural areas. The goal is to increase the energy efficiency of homes in these areas, to make them safe, to improve sanitation, and to bring these homes up to code.
- All rehab work is performed as a grant to qualifying homeowners. On average, this grant covers $8,000 in materials and labor costs.
- Trailers and rental property are not eligible at this time.