Multifamily Weatherization Assistance Program

ICAST has been selected by the Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity (BCAEO) at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to implement a new Statewide Multifamily Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The new program will serve the low-income residents of multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) properties, offering property owners and their tenants access to the benefits of energy efficiency, solar, and health and safety upgrades.   


Benefits of WAP:

Helps reduce utility bills for tenants and property owners; 

Reduces Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs for property;

Increases Net Operating Income (NOI) for the owner; 

Increases comfort for the residents;

Preserves affordability of housing;

Creates local jobs; and 

Reduces pollution and the impact of climate change.

How it Works:

Step 1: Income qualification of the MFAH property.

Step 2: An energy assessment of the property is conducted by ICAST to identify opportunities to enhance its energy performance and the health and safety of tenants. 

Step 3: A Scope of Work (SOW) is created by ICAST for the owner's and BCAEO's approval.

Step 4: Upon approval, the property is upgraded per SOW by ICAST contractors. 

Step 5: Final inspections are completed by ICAST before issuing a certification of completion. 

Eligibility Requirements:

Subsidized multifamily properties with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Project Based subsidies, Public Housing, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits ("LIHTC"), or USDA Rural Development (USDA-RD).

Or multifamily properties with a minimum of 66% of their tenants with an income at or below 80% of the Area Minimum Income ("AMI") or 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Please note that the program is first-come-first-served, and funds are limited. Typical funding is $10,000/apartment. Due to high demand and approval, there may be a waiting list, so please be patient.


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