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.
Special Weatherization Preservation Plus (P+) Funding
Weatherization Assistance Program Funding
The program receives funding from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services. NYS WAP services are available in each of the State’s 62 counties. Every county, village, town, and neighborhood in the state is served by a local NYS WAP Provider.
Continue reading the following sections of this page for more information.
NYS Weatherization Assistance providers who perform these services include community-based not-for-profit organizations, community action agencies, counties, and units of local government. To be eligible, a provider must demonstrate the capacity to administer the Weatherization Assistance Program and have history of providing service to the community. Service providers who have demonstrated this capacity are selected through an annual State planning process. These selected providers then enter into a contract with the State and are referred to as NYS WAP Subgrantees.
Weatherization Assistance Provider State Plans
- Draft 2021 WAP State Plan
- 2020 WAP State Plan
- Appendix D: 2020 H&S Plan
- 2019 WAP State Plan
- 2018 WAP State Plan
Policy and Procedures Manual
Files and Information for WAP Subgrantees Only
(requires user ID and Password)
Please take notice that New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan for the 2021 Program Year
Weatherization Policy and Procedures Manual
- All PPM Forms are accessible through the embedded links in this manual
Customer Information / Subgrantee Training Forms
- Income Eligibility Limits
- How to Live in Your Weatherized Home
- Lights and Lighting Replacement
- Multi-family Rental Property Owner Expectations
- What Tenants Can Expect
- Single Family Homeowner Expectations
- Weatherization Assistance Program Agency Expectations
Single Family Home Information
Multi family Home Information
General questions about HCR's Weatherization Assistance Program should be directed to: (518) 474-5700.