The Department of Energy released Weatherization Program Notice 22-5, which expands client eligibility for the program. The categorical income eligibility now includes HUD means-tested programs targeted to 80 percent or below of area median income (AMI). The following eligibility rules apply to multifamily properties:
- Housing owned and operated by PHAs: Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) providers shall consider all such buildings managed by the PHAs referenced in this HUD webpage to be 100 percent income eligible.
- Privately owned multifamily buildings receiving project-based assistance: WAP providers should refer to these lists to determine the percentage of the units in each building that are income-eligible.
- Privately-owned multifamily buildings that house residents receiving tenant-based assistance: WAP providers will determine the percentage of income-eligible residences by either contacting the building owner/manager to obtain such Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher records (from HUD’s Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program [TBRA]) or by individually verifying which residents hold such vouchers.
- S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Properties: The certification procedures outlined in this guidance do not apply to LIHTC properties, or for properties with USDA guaranteed loans.