Rehabilitation and Weatherization Program
Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) has decades of experience improving the safety and efficiency of homes in Anchorage and throughout Southcentral Alaska, creating healthier homes for residents. Our expert staff understands the building science of home construction, home inspection, and building techniques for cold climates. We work on home rehabilitation and weatherization of existing houses. CIHA's rehabilitation and weatherization team helps homeowners and renters, who are income eligible, to improve their homes' safety, comfort, and efficiency.
The Weatherization Assistance Program is not an emergency response program. The program does prioritize clients who are elderly, families who have one or more members with a disability, and families with children aged 6 years old and younger.
Rehabilitation and Weatherization work is based on an initial home inspection that helps our team identify the most important work related to safety and building function. Each home is unique and work will vary based on health and safety priorities. Please note that our funding sources dictate the work we are allowed to do.
Typical rehabilitation/weatherization work may include:
- Window replacement
- Exterior and interior door replacement
- Attic and crawlspace insulation
- Drywall repairs
- Boiler, water heater tank, and furnace repairs/replacement
- Bringing electrical work to code
- Flooring repairs
Cook Inlet Housing Authority maintains a waitlist for this program, and households, including those with priority, may wait a year or more after their application is approved before they receive services.
Funding for this program comes from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. CIHA’s weatherization program is only available for eligible applicants who reside in Anchorage.