Weatherization services return to Rowan County

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 5, 2018

SALISBURY — Weatherization services have returned to qualified Rowan County residents thanks to a partnership between the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency and Yadkin Valley Economic Development District.

Weatherization is a program to increase the energy efficiency and safety of homes of elderly, disabled and low-income families. Its can include weather-stripping, air infiltration reduction, attic insulation, floor insulation, wall insulation, water heater insulations, pipe insulation, water conservation and other energy-saving measures.

The program is free.

Yadkin Valley district staff will provide the services to Rowan County residents and meet with applicants at the Community Action Agency’s Salisbury office, 1300 W. Bank St. Weatherization services are also available for site-built houses and manufactured housing.

“We are grateful for the partnership with (Yadkin Valley) to bring these needed weatherization services to Rowan County,” said Rocky Cabognot, executive director of the Community Action Agency, who added that his agency “will do all it can to make sure Rowan County residents get access.”

To qualify for the weatherization program, a household must have had a gross income for the past 12 months that is less than 200 percent for the household size based on 2018 federal poverty guidelines. For example, a family of four’s income for the past year must be at least $25,100 but not more than $50,200.

Eligibility for services does not always mean there are resources available, however.

Anyone interested in the services should follow up with Yadkin Valley Economic Development District at 336-367-3535. Staff members Pat Donaldson and Mary Hutchens are available to help.

Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency is a tax-exempt public charity that provides services to low-income communities in Davidson, Rowan, Cabarrus, Moore, Montgomery and Stanly counties to enhance quality of life and promote self-sufficiency.