Rehabilitation and Weatherization Program
Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) has decades of experience improving homes' safety and efficiency in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska, creating healthier homes for homeowners and residents. Our expert staff understands the building science of home construction, home inspection, and building techniques for cold climates. We work on residential home rehabilitation and weatherization of existing houses. CIHA's Rehabilitation and Weatherization Department helps homeowners who are income eligible to improve their home's health, safety, habitability, and efficiency.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is not an emergency response program. Weatherization improves home safety, comfort, and energy efficiency. Our trained professionals conduct home energy assessments and offer solutions that can solve common and difficult problems using building science. It includes air sealing, insulation, moisture control, and ventilation. The program does prioritize clients who are elderly, families who have one or more members with a disability, and families with children aged six (6) years old and younger.
The Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) rehabilitation work is based on an initial home inspection that helps our team identify the most critical work related to safety, habitability, and building function. Each home is unique, and the scope of work will vary based on health, habitability, 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.
The CIHA homeowner housing rehabilitation and weatherization assistance program is currently not taking new applications. (Effective: May 2023 - until further notice)
Residential Renovation Program Administrator
We are currently revamping this program, check back soon for udates.