Typical improvements include the caulking and sealing of windows and doors, adding insulation to walls, floors and ceilings, and improving the efficiency of heating systems. By making homes more energy-efficient, families spend less for heating, freeing up more household income for other basic necessities, expenditures which help support local economies.
2013 Weatherization Communities
Anchorage, Chevak, Eek, Juneau, Kotzebue, Nome, Platinum, Shaktoolik, Toksook Bay and Unalakleet
2012 Weatherization Highlights
• Weatherized 1,188 homes (232 homes weatherized in 9 rural communities, 123 in Juneau, and 833 in Anchorage)
• 217 rural residents were hired and trained locally
• Grew Weatherization Program from $5.2 million four years ago to $15.6 million in 2012
Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), manages a state program administered by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation that offers free weatherization services for low and middle-income residents in western and northern Alaska, the Municipality of Anchorage, and the City and Borough of Juneau. An Anchorage family of four with income up to $87,800 qualifies.
Weatherization will save you money, improve the energy-efficiency, safety, comfort, air quality, and life expectancy of your home at no cost to you.
Common improvements include, but are not limited to:
- Insulating attics, crawl spaces, and ceilings
- Proper ventilation to improve air quality
- Improving heating system efficiency
- Installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Air sealing and caulking
RurAL CAP’s Anchorage Weatherization Program
557 E. Fireweed Lane, Suite D
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 771-7800 phone
(907) 771-7890 fax
For questions about weatherization services in Alaska that you cannot locate within this website, please visit the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s website for listings of weatherization agencies across the state or see our listing of weatherization agencies and regional housing authorities by clicking here.