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Home Energy Efficiency Programs

CEDA Weatherization

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)

CEDA Weatherization is a year-round program using state-of-the-art technology to make homes more energy-efficient for qualifying low-income clients in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Weatherization provides safety and health equipment, repairs or replaces heating systems, seals air bypasses and other drafty areas, increases attic, wall, basement, and crawl space insulation. These measures will save energy for homeowners and keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

*Please note: If you are LIHEAP approved, or someone else in your household receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Aid to the Aged Blind & Disabled (AABD) or Transitional Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) your income automatically qualifies your household for weatherization with approved supporting documentation.

Multi-Family Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)

The Multi-Family Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) is for building owners who provide housing to income-eligible residents in Chicago and suburban Cook County. The program will require a 50% mechanical contribution from the owner, if 66% or more of the tenants are income eligible. IHWAP is a federally and state funded program that helps to make low-income housing more energy efficient, safe and comfortable. Weatherization measures are identified during an energy audit conducted by CEDA’s state-certified assessors.

Weatherization measures include:

  • Insulation
  • Air Sealing
  • Heating System Improvements
  • Health and Safety Measures

Where to Apply: Residents must apply for the weatherization program at a local intake site. Intake sites are organized by the ZIP codes they serve. Please bring proof of home ownership, a current electric/gas bill, hard copy of social security number for the head of the household (social security number only for those who are 16 and older in the residence), and proof of income for the previous 12 months when you apply for the program.

Eligibility Guidelines


Size of Household 150%
Annual Income
Annual Income
1 $17,505 $23,340
2 $23,595 $31,460
3 $29,685 $39,580
4 $35,775 $47,700
5 $41,865 $55,820
6 $47,955 $63,940
7 $54,045 $72,060
8 $60,135 $80,180

Effective Date: January 2014

Required Intake Documents:

  • Proof of gross income for all household members age 18 yrs and older for the past 30 days.
  • Current Copy of your utility bills (light & gas)
  • Proof of social security number for all household members:
    • Social Security Card
    • Letter or printout from social security
    • Any other governmental-issued identification that shows name & social security number
  • Proof of home ownership (one of the following):
    • Current property tax bill
    • Current mortgage statement
    • Recorded mortgage

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Chicago, IL 60608

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If you have questions, contact customer service at 1.800.571.CEDA (2332)