Office of Energy and Sustainable Development
Office of Energy and Sustainable Development

Low-Income Assistance

The following programs offer free or low-cost energy-saving measures for lowering your energy bills and to make your home more energy efficient:

Weatherization & LIHEAP (Low-Income Heating, Energy Assistance Program) Phone: 510-881-0300 
Spectrum Community Services administers free weatherization (caulking, weather stripping, attic insulation, compact fluorescent lamps) and energy efficient refrigerators for income-qualified residents of Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville. There is also an energy bill payment assistance program for a one-time subsidy to help cover the costs of wintertime fuel use.

Seniors and Disabled Home Rehabilitation Loan Program Phone: 510-981-5400 
This program is available to assist very low income senior and disabled homeowners in repairing their homes, to eliminate conditions that pose a threat to their health and safety, and to help preserve the City housing stock.

Community Energy Services Corporation (CESC) Berkeley Home Safety and Repair Program Phone: 510-981-7764 The Berkeley Home Safety and Repair Program is designed to assist low-income Berkeley homeowners with FREE, high quality minor home repairs and mobility access improvements, to help residents to remain in their homes safely and comfortably.  Typical home repairs include seismic improvements, door and window lock repairs, plumbing leaks, electrical outlet and light fixture repairs, dry rot or termite repairs, roof and gutter leaks, and carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation.  Mobility aids include installation of grab bars, hand rails, ramps, toilet chairs, seismic strapping of book cases and appliances, and other safety equipment. 

Please click here for a complete list of Residential Energy Efficiency Programs for households of all income levels.

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