Of Energy


Weatherization Assistance Program
Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties

The goal of the weatherization is to reduce energy cost for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while maintaining their health and safety.

What the Weatherization Assistance Program Does

  • Educates clients on energy efficiency, protocols concerning health and safety.
  • Evaluates site built dwellings and mobile homes for measurements to be performed.
  • Insulate attics, crawl space and mobile home bellies.
  • Install CPFL(Compact Florescent Lights)
  • Install carbon monoxide & smoke detectors.
  • Make (minor repairs)
  • Test and check all combustible appliances i.e. stoves, furnaces and water heaters.
  • Test for gas leaks, carbon monoxide and other health & safety issues present with the dwelling.
  • Perform an energy audit to determine the most effective methods to reduce clients’ energy usage.
  • Check, tune or replace deflective heating system (if funding is available)
  • Air sealing -(caulking heating and plumbing penetrations throughout the entire dwelling.
  • Add ventilation to dwelling if needed.
  • Repair mobile home bellies that have underpinning.

What the Weatherization Assistance Program Does Not Do

  • Rehabilitate home (major repairs i.e. roofing, floors, doors windows)
  • Replace Doors.
  • Replace Windows.
  • Install central heating & cooling units.
  • Make major home repairs to roofs, floors, sewer, plumbing or electrical work.
  • Build additions & modify bath rooms.
  • Mold Remediation – lead base paint abatement.
  • Perform work base upon clients desires or request (all qualified dwellings that are to be accepted under the current federal guidelines measurer will be tested and determined according to the established Priority Measures)
  • Install underpinning.
  • Install or build porches, deck or ramps.
  • Provide vinyl siding.
  • Provide service to any dwelling that does not have lights, running water or proper sewage.
  • Set up mobile homes that are not occupied.
  • Finish rehab work or construction work that has been initiated by client.
  • Connect used heating & air units that the client has acquired.

Please note: Minor repairs are secondary measures are not done unless regular weatherization work is being performed. The Weatherization Program is not a rehab program. It is an Energy Conservation Program with an emphasis on the health and safety of the client.

How to apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program

Contact Waccamaw E.O.C Weatherization Department at 843-234-4140 Monday through Friday 8:30 Am until 5:00 Pm. And you will receive further instructions.

The Required Documentation to Apply

  • Picture Identification for person that is applying.
  • Social Security Cards for all house hold occupants.
  • Power of Attorney if you are acting on the behalf of another.
  • Most recent utility bill.
  • Monthly income verification for all household occupant above the age of 17 years.
  • If you are renting you will need landlord agreement

Please note: that child support and food stamps are acceptable means of income.

Please note: All clients that are served under the weatherization must be living in a dwelling i.e. site built house or mobile home that is structurally sound and safety work.

Who Is Eligible?

Effective 10/19/2016

Family Size 200% Monthly
Poverty Guideline
200$ Annual
Poverty Guideline
1 Person
2 Persons
3 Persons
4 Persons
5 Persons
6 Persons
7 Persons
8 Persons

Each additonal person add:
$ 1,980.00
$ 2,670.00
$ 3,360.00
$ 4,050.00
$ 4,740.00
$ 5,430.00
$ 6,121.67
$ 6,815.00

$ 23,760
$ 32,040
$ 40,320
$ 48,600
$ 56,880
$ 65,160
$ 73,460