FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Weatherization Day to Celebrate Home Efficiency, and Help Low-Income Families Stay Warm
October 30 is National Weatherization Day, and the Milwaukee County Energy Assistance and Home Energy Plus programs can help keep energy bills affordable
PRESS RELEASE: October 30, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT:
Justin A. Metzger, MA
Communications Manager
Milwaukee County DHHS
E: justin.metzger@milwaukeecountywi.gov
O: (414) 289-5885 | M: (414) 514-4053
MILWAUKEE (October 30, 2018) – The Milwaukee County DHHS Energy Assistance Program, in partnership with the Wisconsin Home Energy Plus program providers, is celebrating National Weatherization Day on Tuesday, October 30.

Our weatherization partners in Milwaukee County can handle anything from attic and wall insulation, to furnace repair/replacement, fuel source changes, and other home efficiency upgrades like energy-efficient lighting and programmable thermostats. If you qualify, our weatherization partners will perform a cost-free energy audit of your home to see what updates are appropriate!

Milwaukee County has three weatherization partner providers: the Social Development Commission, La Casa de Esperanza, and Partners for Community Development.

If you are a Milwaukee County resident, you can stop at several of our locations to learn about how the Energy Assistance and Weatherization Programs can possibly lower your energy bill. Weatherization partners will be at specific sites from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Weatherization Day. You can talk directly with the experts who can answer your weatherization related questions, and if eligible, schedule a cost-free energy audit of your home. These sites will also be handing out free window insulation kits!  


For more information on Energy Assistance in Milwaukee County, including the location of all six of our conveniently-located offices, or to make an appointment online, visit KeepWarmMKE.org. Or call (414) 270-4-MKE (270-4653) for an appointment.

About the Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program
The Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program, administered by the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services’ Management Services Division, helps more than 58,000 Milwaukee County households each year stay safe, warm and make their energy bills more affordable. In partnership with UMOS and Community Advocates, and funding largely provided by the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Energy Assistance Program’s help amounts to almost $40 million in benefits, including utility bill assistance, emergency furnace repair and replacement, and assistance with payment plans and disconnections. See more at KeepWarmMKE.org.  

About the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services
The Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) empowers safe, healthy, meaningful lives by ensuring that no one in need goes unserved. Whether it be experiencing homelessness, a mental health crisis, incarceration as a youth or caring for a child with disabilities, DHHS connects individuals and families to resources that can help. Using best practices from the social service sector, DHHS collaborates within its divisions and with community partners to provide personalized services that are integrated, trauma-informed, evidence-based and drive positive outcomes. Committed to performance excellence, DHHS is dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to the resources they need to overcome challenges and create opportunities to become self-sufficient, strengthen their families and create a healthy, stable and safe community. DHHS is comprised of five divisions: Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, Division of Youth & Family Services, Disabilities Services Division, Housing Division and Management Services Division. For more information visit county.milwaukee.gov/DHHS.

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