The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff. Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment. Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More
Do you have a child or children under the age of 6 and there is a lead based paint hazard in your home?
If yes to any of the above questions, you may qualify.
How do I apply?
It is easy to find out if you are eligible and to apply for Housing Rehabilitation. Please call us at (336) 904-0338 or complete our Initial Interest Form. You can also apply on-line by going here.
How much will Housing Rehabilitation cost me?
There is no cost to the homeowner. If you are approved, you could receive assistance in the form of an interest-free, deferred loan, forgiven at $3,000 a year, to pay for the necessary repairs.
Who will complete the repairs on my home?
A licensed General Contractor and crew will work hand-in-hand with a PTRC Rehabilitation Specialist, ensuring the repairs conducted on your home coincide with NC State Building Code and program guidelines.
Can I be on more than one wait list?
Yes, you will need to fill out an application for each waiting list you wish to be on.
Can I fax my re-certification or any type of paperwork?
Re-certification paper work will NOT be accepted via fax. Tenants must re-certify face-to-face in the county office by the given deadline. They may however, fax support documents. For example, if they need to fax in income verification, it will be accepted via fax. We need original signatures on the re-certification paperwork.
Does the tenant and/or the landlord have to be present for the inspection?
Landlord or his designee can be present for any RTA/New Tenant Inspection. If the unit is tenant occupied, the tenant may be there instead. Some landlords choose to leave the property open for the landlord, so it is not required that they are present.
Tenant or someone 18 years of age or older must be present for any Re-certification Inspection.
How do I go about switching counties to live in?
You will need to speak with your housing representative in the county which you receive assistance. That county rep will need to fax documentation to the appropriate county (where you wish to move) rep. Once we receive the documentation, we will meet with you to get the transfer completed. This would be a port voucher.
If you wish to move counties within our jurisdiction – Davie to Yadkin, You would need to speak with your current county representative.
What do I need to bring with me to fill out an application?
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program:
Valid Photo ID for all household members
Social Security Card for all household members
Proof of income for all household members
These documents are NOT required to fill out an application, but you will need to know the social security number for each household member listed on the application. You will need to provide copies of these documents when you reach the top of the list.
Am I eligible?
As many as 160,000 households in Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Person, Randolph, and Rockingham Counties are eligible for weatherization services. If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services. In other cases, preference is given to:
People over 60 years of age
Families with one or more members with a disability
Families with children
One of the primary factors affecting eligibility is income. 2020 (200%) Poverty Income Guidelines are shown below.
Maximum Annual income
If you believe you may be eligible or are interested in finding out more about the program, please fill out this quick interest form and one of our Intake Specialists will contact you to answer your questions and determine if you are eligible. You can also call our office at (336) 904-0338 any time between 8 am and 4:30 pm on Mondays through Fridays, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. The entire application process usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.
How do I apply?
It is easy to find out if you are eligible and to apply for Weatherization Assistance. Please call us at (336) 904-0338 or complete our Initial Interest Form. You can also fill out an application on-line by going here.
How will I benefit by participating in this program?
Weatherization reduces your energy bills for a long time. Some measures such as insulating your walls or roof can provide you with savings for 30 years or more. Others, such as making your heating or air conditioning more efficient, will provide savings for 10 to 15 years. The US Department of Energy has documented that the average energy bill is reduced by $215 per year following weatherization measures.
If I rent, can I still apply?
Absolutely. Weatherization is often completed on rental units. Single family homes, mobile homes, and apartments are all eligible. However, if you rent, you must get permission from your landlord.
Is there a cost to me or to my landlord?
There is no cost to the homeowner. However, if you are currently renting, you are required to request $275 from the landlord to go towards the cost of weatherizing the dwelling.
What happens after I have been told I qualify for the Weatherization Program?
If you are eligible, the PTRC will put you on a waiting list for services. The time on the waiting list can vary depending on the time of the year and the number of other households that have applied. The average wait time varies between 6 and 12 months. However, people most in need are often moved to the top of the waiting list.
The first step in the process is a professional energy consultation. This "energy audit' is an assessment of your home's energy use and an analysis of which energy conservation measures are best for your home. Such measures may include additional insulation, weather-stripping, caulking, servicing of the heating or air conditioning unit, hot water conservation measures or more. Work does not include new roofing or siding.
Once our workers arrive to weatherize your residence, work is typically completed within a day or two. During the work stage, PTRC inspectors will return to make certain that everything is working properly and that nothing was missed.