The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to reduce their energy costs by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. Eligibility is determined by a number of factors, including the number of people in your household, income sources and more. Pierce County Human Services provides weatherization services to qualifying low-income residents outside the city limits of Tacoma.
During the pandemic, we've seen a variety of households become eligible for services, so all interested parties are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants can pre-register online and will be notified if they qualify for the program. Apply online today!
The County provides the following Weatherization measures:
Insulation (floor, attic, duct, and walls)
Heat loss reduction
Test all gas appliances
Carbon Monoxide detectors
Improve indoor air quality
Energy conservation measures
Weatherization Plus Health
The Washington State legislature expanded its investment in healthy, safe and energy efficient weatherization to include improvements that help children and adults combat asthma and other respiratory issues. This program initiative, called Weatherization Plus Health, combines weatherization improvements in low-income homes with measures that reduce health risks and health costs for impacted families.
The Pierce County Weatherization Assistance Program has partnered with the Pierce County Health Department to assist Qualified households with occupants who have Asthma, COPD or other respiratory issues. Learn more about the project.
In 2019 we finished a multi-family project at Marymount Manor in Parkland, where we installed new ductless heating pumps and eco-friendly items to improve the air quality in 40+ units. Now residents at Marymount Manor have working fans, energy efficient heaters and lights that reduce energy usage which not only decreases their bills, but can also improve respiratory issues! Watch the video below to see how the Weatherization program is working to improve the homes and lives of Pierce County residents.