2.9 : Low-Income Housing




2.9.5 Weatherization Program Facts
- PY 2010 weatherization funding breakdown: DOE 18.3%, LIHEAP 59.6%, others 22.1%.(1)
- The Federal Government's outlay for fuel subsidies runs from $4.0 to 4.4 billion per year. The major two agencies
dispensing fuel subsidies are HUD and HHS (through LIHEAP).
- In 2006, HUD spent over $1.43 billion annually to pay all or part of the total utility bills (including water/sewer) for 1.2 million
low-income units. Utilities (including water) made up approximately 23% of public housing authorities' expenditures.
In addition, HUD estimates tenant expenditures on utilities (excluding water) at about $421 million in 2007.
- LIHEAP spends 85% of its funding on direct fuel subsidies and weatherization. Up to 15% can be spent for weatherization
activities and the remainder is spent on fuel subsidies. A maximum of 25% of funding is available for weatherization
activities if HHS approves a waiver. LIHEAP weatherization funding has ranged from 8-19% of total LIHEAP funds. In
FY 2008, LIHEAP weatherization funding was 10% of total LIHEAP funds.
Note(s): 1) Program year is Apr. 1 - Mar. 31.









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