How to Apply for Weatherization
The steps below walk your through the application process from start to finish.
Before You Apply
Check the Income Guidelines
If you receive SSI, AABD, or TANF benefits, you automatically qualify!
Make sure you meet the income guidelines:
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Get Your Documents Ready
- State issued ID or driver’s license for the head of the household
- Proof of social security numbers for all household members:
- Social security card
- Letter of printout from social security. You can get yours at ssa.gov/myaccount.
- Any other government-issued identification showing name and social security number. Tax returns do not count.
GAS AND ELECTRIC BILLS
These must be your most recent bills. Here are a few examples:
PROOF OF 30-DAY INCOME
The following documents should be for the 30 days prior to when you apply. Proof of income must be provided for all household members 18 years and older.
All of the following counts as income:
Earned wages: Need to provide check stubs with your name, gross check amount, and pay date
Unemployment benefits: IDES statement
Self-employment earnings: Documented proof of income, 30 days of receipts
Monthly benefits: SSA/SSI income letter, Pension letter, TANF / AABD / GA letter from DHS
Any additional income: Rental income, etc.
If you earned no income, please fill out our zero-income affidavit.
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP
Accepted Documents (please provide one): Current property tax bill (example provided), current mortgage statement, recorded deed with seal, mobile home title
Unacceptable Documents: Bank statements, reverse mortgage, recorded deed without seal, typed personal letters
You can apply from the safety of your home! Call your nearest partner intake site to start the process. Once you finish speaking with a representative, they will email or mail you any additional forms you need to complete your application.
Send in Documents
After you apply at an intake site, you have 15 days to send in your documents. There are three ways to reach us:
- Email [email protected].
- Fax your documents, including a cover sheet with your name and address. Our fax number is (312) 795-1260.
- Mail documents with your name and address to:
CEDA – ATTN: Weatherization
567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60661
It may take up to 30 days for your application to be reviewed. After that, we will mail you a letter saying if you were approved or denied.
If you are approved, you will be placed in line for home weatherization. Please note, we do prioritize homes with disabled individuals, the elderly, or children.
Our team will call you once we are ready to start the weatherization process on your home!