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
To apply for assistance you will need the following information:
► Names, dates of birth and social security numbers for all persons living in
► 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
► One-year’s utility data from all utility companies including electric, gas,
2013 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Households that are 200% or below of the 2013 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 months.
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
To apply for the program, please call Rena Hunt, Asst. Weatherization Coordinator,
at 910-277-3533. She is located at the following address:
Four-County Community Services
241 S. Main St., Ste 200
Laurinburg, NC 28352
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