Community Economic Development
In 1975 SENCA started Weatherizing the homes of eligible households, with an emphasis being placed on the homes of the elderly, persons with disabilities, and homes with small children. Over 3,000 homes have been weatherized to date. The goals of the Weatherization Program are to save energy, reducing heating and cooling costs, and to ensure the health and safety of the households served. The average home experiences an average of 18.7% reduction in heating costs. Additional savings are achieved in cooling costs. This conservation of energy reduces Nebraska's dependence on imported energy and is a major contribution to the self-sufficiency of low-income persons allowing them to stretch their available income.
Eligibility guidelines for Weatherization is 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
The Weatherization program is available in the counties of: Cass, Douglas, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, and Sarpy.
Weatherization applications are available by clicking here.
Mail completed application and attestation form to:
Southeast Nebraska Community Action
Humboldt, NE 68376
For more information or to apply for Weatherization assistance, please contact:
SENCA Housing Director
402 862-2411 ext. 121
or visit the Nebraska Energy Office
The SENCA Weatherization staff in May 2012 during the 300th Weatherized Home press release held in Avoca, Nebraska.
|L to R front row: Tyler Cooper, Brian Betts, Dave Hollinger, Kathy Neumeister (300th Weatherization Receipient), Gin Christensen, Kristen Pfohl.
L to R back row: Larry Gardner, Rick Adams (Weatherization/Housing Director), Chris Jones, David Jorn, Dan Clary, and Pat Mosiman.