Weatherization Assistance Program

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Weatherization Assistance Program

Weatherization services reduce the amount of energy, while minimizing costs to low-income families.
Weatherization Assistance Program
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Weatherization Assistance Program

The NYS Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the largest residential energy conservation program in the country.  NYS WAP assists income-eligible homeowners and renters in our state by reducing heating and cooling costs through energy-conservation measures, while also addressing health and safety issues in their homes.

NYS WAP services are prioritized to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool homes, supply hot water and provide lighting, thus reducing energy consumption while minimizing the impact of higher fuel costs on low-income families now and in the future.

Both privately owned single-family and multi-family buildings are assisted.  The NYS WAP also helps reduce energy costs of affordable housing developed or supervised by HCR.  Homeowners, affordable housing developers, property managers, and other housing and community development agencies are encouraged to contact their local NYS WAP provider for more information.

The sections below will help you:

  • Find more information about NYS WAP
  • Learn if you qualify for services
  • Find a local weatherization provider
  • Learn how to become a local provider



As a result of the on-going COVID-19 health emergency, in order to minimize the potential for spreading the virus through personal contact HCR’s regional offices are not currently open to the public.  However, all Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) staff are working from remote locations and all daily operations of the program continue uninterrupted.  WAP staff can be contacted directly by email using their existing email addresses.  All phone inquiries can be directed to the central office line at 518-474-5700.   

The Weatherization Assistance Program is administered through a network of local non-profit community-based organizations and government entities.  If you want to apply for WAP, have questions, or are in need of information specific to the local provider, please proceed to the section below and contact the appropriate local provider directly:

Please be assured that the Weatherization Assistance Program is committed to providing the same quality service it has for over 40 years, despite the situation.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time.



General questions about HCR's Weatherization Assistance Program should be directed to: (518) 474-5700.