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Weatherization and Home Energy


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Weatherization and Home Energy
Coordinator: Kevin Batacchi 
kevinba@passaiccountynj.org 
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  


Home Energy & Weatherization

Passaic County offers extensive energy conservation programs designed to help seniors and low-income families and individuals make energy bills more affordable. These include four separate programs:


  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
  • Heating Improvement Program (HIP)
  • Home Energy Assistance (HEA)
  • Universal Service 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 low-income families and individuals 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 meet certain income guidelines to qualify?

  • Applicants may be determined to be eligible for assistance based the household’s monthly gross income.  Please see the monthly gross income guidelines below:


2021 Heating Season
Household Size
LIHEAP USF
$2,127 $1,967 
$2,873 $2,658 
$3,620 $3,349
$4,367 $4,039
$5,113 $4,730
$5,860 $5,421