Weatherization Assistance
No matter how efficient your heating and cooling system, you’ll waste energy and your home will feel drafty if it isn’t weatherized.

Free help if you qualify

You may be eligible for free help weatherizing your home!

  • Ceiling, wall and floor insulation

  • Energy-related minor home repairs

  • Air-infiltration reduction

  • Furnace repair or replacement

  • Heating duct improvements

  • Energy conservation education

You may qualify if you meet the income guidelines below. To apply, call the Community Action Agency listed for the county where you live. Sometimes there is a waiting list, so you’ll want to call as soon as possible.

The agency you contact will send an employee or contractor to perform the audit and weatherization work. Agency staff and contractors are taking extra precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 and are following Oregon’s health guidance, including physical distancing, wearing gloves and face coverings, and disinfecting tools frequently. 

Ask the agency for the name of the contractor, so you can confirm the contractor’s identity when they arrive. Remember, the work is provided at no cost to eligible participants. Renters may also receive assistance, but your landlord must agree to have the work done.

For more information on how the program works, visit the Oregon Housing and Community Services PGE website.

Income guidelines
Size of family unit1
Annual gross income$25,520
Monthly gross income$2,126.66
Size of family unit2
Annual gross income$34,480
Monthly gross income$2,873.33
Size of family unit3
Annual gross income$43,440
Monthly gross income$3,620.00
Size of family unit4
Annual gross income$52,400
Monthly gross income$4,366.66
Size of family unit5
Annual gross income$61,360
Monthly gross income$5,113.33
Size of family unit6
Annual gross income$70,320
Monthly gross income$5,860.00
Size of family unit7
Annual gross income$79,280
Monthly gross income$6,606.66
Size of family unit8
Annual gross income$88,240
Monthly gross income$7,353.33
Size of family unit9
Annual gross income$97,200
Monthly gross income$8,100.00
Size of family unit10
Annual gross income$106,160
Monthly gross income$8,846.66
Size of family unit11
Annual gross income$115,120
Monthly gross income$9,593.33
Size of family unit12
Annual gross income$124,080
Monthly gross income$10,340.00
Size of family unitEach additional member
Annual gross income$8,960
Monthly gross income$746.66

If you earn too much to qualify for weatherization assistance, you may be able to participate in the Savings Within Reach program from Energy Trust of Oregon http://energytrust.org/.

This program offers special incentives to help moderate-income homeowners make energy efficiency improvements.

Funding comes from several sources, including federal programs and a portion of the 3 percent Public Purpose Charge that all PGE customers pay on their electric bills.

Community Energy Project offers do-it-yourself weatherization workshops Live in Portland? for Portlanders who meet income guidelines, plus in-home weatherization for low-income senior and/or disabled residents.

Learn how you can use less energy, including no-cost and low-cost changes you can make yourself.