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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
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Weatherization and Home Energy

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Weatherization and Home Energy
Coordinator: Kevin Batacchi 
Phone: (973) 569-4032
Fax: (973) 256-2067

930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512 
301 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07505 
330 Passaic Street, Passaic, NJ 07055  

fa8a9a03-3712-4d26-9b8b-92717243c1d8Passaic County offers extensive energy conservation programs designed to help seniors and other low-income families make energy bills more affordable. These include four separate programs:

  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
  • Heating Improvement Program (HIP)
  • Home Energy Assistance (HEA)
  • Universal Services Fund (USF)
The Passaic County Weatherization Division is the county's core program intended to reduce energy costs to low-income persons by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. County-wide, weatherization benefits low-income households and communities and generates an average energy cost savings of $300-$500 per home each year. Professionally trained weatherization crews perform on-site home energy audits using state of the art equipment to identify outside drafts and inspect heating and cooling systems for efficiency. Weatherization crews install insulation, seal off air leaks, make modifications to (or replace) existing heating systems and make minor repairs to ensure safety. Once installed, these energy-saving measures help to reduce heating and cooling costs for years to come.

The Home Energy Division administers the LIHEAP and USF programs. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to help seniors and other low-income families make energy bills more affordable. Eligible households that are having difficulty paying their electric, natural gas, oil, and other deliverable fuel bills can contact this office for a financial assistance application.

Do I Qualify for Services?

Do I have to own my home to qualify for services?
  • You do not have to own your home to qualify. You may qualify whether you own or rent, live in a single-family home, multifamily housing complex, or in a mobile home
Do I have to be a certain age or meet an income guideline to qualify?
  • Applicants may be determined to be eligible for assistance based on either the amount of household income (income eligibility or through categorical eligibility), while Preference is given to persons over 60, persons with disabilities, and in some cases, children. If you receive Supplemental Security income (SSI) and/or when any member of the household receives assistance from the following programs: TANF, Food Stamps, or 100% Veterans Benefits - you are automatically eligible. You may also be eligible for assistance if your income meets the following federally established income guidelines:

2020 Heating Season
Household Size
$2,082 $1,926 
$2,819 $2,607 
$3,555  $3,289 
$4,292 $3,970 
$5,029 $4,652 
$5,765  $5,333