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NYS Weatherization Assistance Program Update May, 2011. Low Income Forum on Energy 2011 Regional Meetings. HCR Homes and Community Renewal. Presented by HCR Staff Thomas Platten – New Paltz & Malta Michael Gorman – Lake Placid Daniel Grau – NYC Beth Ryan - Elmira

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Nys weatherization assistance program update may 2011

NYS Weatherization Assistance Program UpdateMay, 2011

Low Income Forum on Energy 2011

Regional Meetings

May, 2011


Hcr homes and community renewal

HCR Homes and Community Renewal

Presented by HCR Staff

  • Thomas Platten – New Paltz & Malta

  • Michael Gorman – Lake Placid

  • Daniel Grau – NYC

  • Beth Ryan - Elmira

  • Daniel Buyer - Rochester

May, 2011


Weatherization assistance program

Weatherization Assistance Program

What I will cover:

  • Background and brief history

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

  • ARRA Update on units served

  • What’s next for Weatherization???

May, 2011


Background program mission

Background - Program Mission

“To reduce heating and cooling costs

for low-income families, particularly the

elderly, persons with disabilities, and

children, by improving the energy

efficiency of their homes and ensuring

their health and safety.”

May, 2011


Weatherization history

Weatherization History

  • Conceived during the 1973 oil embargo;

  • Established in New York in 1977;

  • Traditionally funded from two Federal sources:

    • US Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services

    • Suballocation of LIHEAP funds is through OTDA

    • History of wide fluctuations in funding

May, 2011


Recent history

Recent History

  • In 2009, $98.7 million was distributed, more than 15,000 units have been weatherized

  • In 2010, $70 million was distributed, more than 13,000 will have been weatherized by June 2011

  • Recovery Act has provided $395 million, enough to weatherize 55,000 + households in 2009-2011

  • 2011, to be determined

May, 2011


American recovery reinvestment act arra

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

  • $5 billion for Weatherization nationally - $394 million to NYS (largest in the nation)

  • Average cost-per-unit limit raised from $4,500 to $6,500

  • Funding July1, 2009 through September 30, 2011

  • Eligibility remains at 60% of state median income

  • Other Requirements – MBE/WBE, SHPO, Lead Paint rules, etc.

May, 2011


Arra cont d

ARRA cont’d

  • ARRA imposed new labor rules (Davis Bacon)

  • Significant increase in training resources

    • NYSWDA and AEA training centers,

    • Four regional pressure houses under construction

  • Increased reporting and accountability rules

  • Six independent audits and reviews have been conducted thus far…

  • Stimulus funds are in every community

May, 2011


For landlords owners of rental units

For Landlords/Owners of Rental Units

  • With some exceptions, tenants must income certify; at least 50% must be income eligible

  • 25% Owner Investment required*

  • More flexible for small (1-4) unit buildings

  • No investment required for subsidized properties, defined as those qualifying for 581-a.

  • Investment may still be required to achieve required SIR (i.e. windows)

  • WAP $ is not Gap $!

May, 2011


Arra progress to date

ARRA Progress To Date

After18 months (as of 4/20/11):

  • 20,833 units completed;

  • 23,738 under construction ;

  • 10,000+ units with energy audits completed and poised to begin construction.

May, 2011


Arra progress cont d

ARRA Progress cont’d

  • 44,571 of the 45,000 unit ARRA goal are completed or in progress

  • Yes, New York will exceed the unit goal for

    US DOE

  • 1,150 Jobs have been created with ARRA $

  • $202 million of ARRA funds expended

May, 2011


Typical weatherization director s day

Typical Weatherization Director’s Day

May, 2011


What s next for weatherization

What’s next for Weatherization

  • Post ARRA DOE funding is up in the air

  • For 2011, perception by some that WAP is awash in ARRA $$

  • ARRA ends in New York no later than Dec. 2011

  • Other possible funding sources for WAP

    • Green Jobs/Green NY

    • SBC / NYSERDA programs, i.e.Empower, MPP

    • Utility SBC programs

    • Fee for service

May, 2011


Weatherization works

Weatherization Works!

Please Visit

www.nyshcr.org

or call 1-800-ASK-DHCR

May, 2011


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