Weatherizing Your Rented Home, with Your Landlord’s Permission
Renters can qualify for weatherization assistance as long as CAC has the landlord’s permission.
The good news is there are many reasons why a landlord would want to participate, including:
- Heating, cooling, and hot water units are repaired or replaced before they break, saving on maintenance costs
- Building repairs and upgrades are made faster and more efficiently than if the work was handled in-house
- Weatherization increases the value of the home
The Benefits of Home Weatherization for Renters
Of course, there are also many ways that the renters themselves will benefit:
Lowering energy bills
Weatherization reduces energy use, which means you spend less on heating, cooling, and electric bills.
Improved comfort and indoor air quality
The upgrades made through weatherization create a more comfortable and healthy home.
Additional home safety
Smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation can protect your family from harm.
How the Weatherization Assistance Process Works for Renters
To start, CAC provides information packets to the landlord and the tenant. These packets outline the benefits and specifics of our programs. Once the landlord gives consent for an energy assessment, we then schedule this with the renter.
After the assessment, we review our findings with both the landlord and the renter, discussing our recommended upgrades. With the landlord’s approval, we then schedule and carry out the work. Once everything is completed, a quality control inspection is performed with the renter to ensure that all work has been done correctly.
Applying for Our Weatherization Assistance Program Online
If you’re a renter and interested in benefiting from CAC’s Maryland weatherization assistance programs, we’re here to help. First, visit our income eligibility page to see if you qualify. Then, fill out our simple online intake form and we’ll be in touch with next steps and to guide you through the home weatherization assistance program process.
Weatherization isn’t just for homeowners. If you’re renting, you’re eligible too!