FOUR-COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
"Helping People Help Themselves Since 1964"
Weatherization and HAARP
Is your home cold in the winter and hot in the
summer – even when using your furnace or air conditioner? Are you experiencing high utility bills?
We Can Help!
Four-County Community Services, Inc. is an operator of the Weatherization Assistance Program in
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Hoke, Pender, Robeson and Scotland Counties. The Weatherization
Assistance and HAARP (Heating and Air Repair and Replacement) Programs are designed to help
make homes more energy efficient through air sealing, insulation and education. These services are
provided at no charge to families that meet the eligibility requirements.
To apply for assistance you will need the following information:
► Names, dates of birth and social security numbers for all persons living in your home
► Proof of income (check stub, statement from Social Services or
Social Security Award letter)
► Proof of home ownership (Copy of deed, title, tax record or mortgage statement)
► One-year’s utility data from all utility companies including electric, gas, wood, etc.
2009-10 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Households that are 200% or below of the 2010-2011 poverty income guidelines are eligible for
assistance. Households that have received income from the Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families (TANF) program or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) a maximum of 12 months prior to
weatherization are automatically eligible, regardless of income.
DEFINITION OF INCOME
Refers to total annual cash receipts before taxes from all sources, with the exceptions noted
below. Income data for a part of a year may be annualized in order to determine eligibility—for
example, by multiplying by four the amount of income received during the most recent three
Income includes: money, wages and salaries before any deductions; net receipts from non-farm
or farm self-employment (receipts from a person’s own business or from an owned or rented farm
after deductions for business or farm expenses). Income also includes regular payments from
social security, railroad retirement, unemployment compensation, strike benefits from union funds,
worker’s compensation, veteran’s payments, training stipends, alimony, and military family
allotments; private pensions, government employee pensions (including military retirement pay), and
regular insurance or annuity payments; dividends, interest, net rental income, net royalties, periodic
receipts from estates or trusts, and net gambling or lottery winnings.
Income excludes capital gains; any assets drawn down as withdrawals from a bank, the sale of
property, a house, or a car; one-time payments from a welfare agency to a family or person who is
in temporary financial difficulty; tax refunds, gifts, loans, lump-sum inheritances, one-time insurance
payments, or compensation for injury. Income also excludes non-cash benefits, such as the
employer-paid or union-paid portion of health insurance or other employee fringe benefits, food or
housing received in lieu of wages, the value of food and fuel produced and consumed on farms, the
imputed value of rent from owner-occupied non-farm or farm housing, and such Federal non-cash
benefit programs as Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, school lunches, housing assistance and
combat zone pay to the military. Note: Child Support Payments and College Scholarships are
Where To Apply
|Home | Head Start | CSBG | Housing | History | Administration | Employment | Newsletter | Press Releases | Contact Us | Login | Economic Recovery|
© Four County Community Services, Inc. 2009 Tel: 910-277-3500