energy upgrades can make a healthy home

Healthy Homes Program

Our homes are important places where we eat, live, and breathe. It is necessary to regularly check homes for any signs of decline or issues that may be impacting our family’s health and safety. Energy Outreach Colorado’s free Healthy Homes Program is focused on the health and well-being of the household, with the goal of making every participant’s home safer and more comfortable.

The Healthy Homes Program is provided by the City and County of Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency (CASR), and administered by Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC). The program works with income qualified climate vulnerable households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve indoor air quality, and reduce exposure to pollutants.

Through this program, EOC will serve Denver residents living with breathing conditions by offering home upgrades (like insulation, electric appliances, heating system upgrades, and more) that help the environment and keep families healthy and safe.

Program benefits:

  • Free test of your home’s air quality
  • Free advice from experts and recommendations for improvements
  • Free upgrades that address any identified home air quality problems
  • Step-by-step support during the installation process
  • Improved air quality and a safer home
  • Lower pollution and lower impact on climate change

You may qualify for this program if:

  • Someone in your household has a breathing condition
  • You live in the city and county of Denver
  • You rent or own a single-family home, townhome, duplex, or mobile home
  • Your household has a total income at or below 80% of AMI (see chart below)
Household Size1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 people7 people
Max Total Income$65,680$75,040$84,400$93,760$101,280$108,800$116,320
Household SizeMax Total Income
1 person$65,680
2 people$75,040
3 people$84,400
4 people$93,760
5 people$101,280
6 people$108,800
7 people$116,320
How to Apply?

Call 303.226.5065 or email healthyhomes@energyoutreach.org

An EOC staff member will help you apply over the phone Monday-Thursday, 9 am-5 pm.

 

What happens after I apply?

An EOC staff member will confirm program eligibility and facilitate filling out an application for the program. Participating residents will receive an energy and home health assessment. EOC will coordinate with qualified contractors to provide upgrades and improvements based on the results of the assessment.

Funding and Possible Impact

The City and County of Denver funds this program through the Climate Protection Fund (CPF) and the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency (CASR). EOC was granted $4 million over the next three years and anticipates serving 100 homes and spending $30,000-$50,000 per home, depending on what is installed.