New program to help low-income residents save on utilities

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The City of Memphis and the Department of Housing and Community Development have launched a new program that could potentially save low-income residents money.

The Weatherization Assistance Program aims to help make local homes more energy efficient by adding insulation, sealing and caulking windows and doors, and performing HVAC tune-ups among others.

The program is first-come, first serve with priority going to seniors, low-income families with children, and those with disabilities.

The city is helping at least 90 people.

This program comes from federal funding.

The city did a similar program last year at Woodhollow Glen.

“I can tell the difference with it going on and off. It takes less time for it to cool off in the house,” said resident LaNellye Stovall.

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