Weatherization Assistance Program

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

In partnership with Miami-Dade County’s Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD)

Weatherized Homes
Homes Remaining

General Description

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. One of our many goals is to provide innovative solutions to communities facing an affordable housing crisis and residential and business displacement due to climate change, natural disasters, gentrification, and unexpected economic hardships. To this end, we are committed to community revitalization and beautification.

As part of our commitment to preserve the housing stock in Miami-Dade County and promote sustainable homeownership across South Florida communities, we believe that energy efficient improvements help create a healthier home environment, while reducing home energy costs.

Starting March 2023, we proudly announce that Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) is partnering with Miami Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) to provide energy efficient home improvements through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

Through funding provided by CAHSD, NHSSF will install weatherization measures in at least 180 homes within the next 12 months.  These energy efficiency measures, such as air sealing, insulation, water heater and HVAC system replacement will help low- to moderate-income residents save money on utility bills, foster a healthier home, and help families to participate in being good stewards of our environment.

About the Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a program that assists low-income homeowners with making their homes energy efficient through the installation of cost-saving measures, such as:

  • Attic insulation
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • Water heater jackets
  • Energy efficient light bulbs
  • Weather-stripping
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV), including bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans
  • Repair or replacement of exterior doors, windows, refrigerators, water heaters and cooling and heating systems

Note: Assistance has been temporarily put on hold until further funding becomes available.

If you have any questions, please contact our Outreach Coordinator Bobby Alvarez at or 786 451-7792

Applicant/Project Eligibility

  • Reside in Miami-Dade County
  • Be 18 years or older and possess a valid State of Florida ID
  • Be a US Citizen of have legal permanent resident status
  • Have a total household income that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
    • 1 member in household: $25,760
    • 2 members in household: $34,840
    • 3 members in household: $43,920
    • 4 members in household: $53,000
    • 5 members in household: $62,080
    • 6 members in household: $71,160
    • 7 members in household: $80,240
    • 8 members in household: $89,320
    • For each additional member in household with more than 8 people, add $9,080
  • Have a valid Social Security Card for all household members
  • Provide proof of income for all household members for the past 12-month (last six paystubs, 2021 SSA or SSI award letter, 2021 pension or retirement statement or unemployment compensation)
    • Current SNAP Benefits Printout
    • Current Veterans Benefits
    • Employer letter on company letterhead verifying employment start date, pay rate, frequency of pay and average hours worked per week
    • Most recent Florida Power & Light utility bill
  • Current Child Support Verification Printout
  • TANF Verification Printout
  • Current Worker Compensation Benefits
  • Notarized letter verifying the dollar amount of how much and how often, if someone is assisting you (attach income documentation such as pay stubs for the person assisting you)
  • Income Self-Declaration Form
  • Proof of homeownership (warranty deed, combined tax notice or mortgage statement)

Income Limit by Number of Persons in Household

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National Weatherization Day

The 2023 National Weatherization Day was on October 30. Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) was invited to participate alongside Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) and showcase the wonderful work we are doing for our clients in the community.

The old stucco on the building exterior was removed and a new layer was added. The range and microwave were both also replaced with energy efficient models.

We would like to thank the contractor, JMP Group for their excellent work. The homeowner was extremely pleased with the results.


About Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD)

CAHSD’s mission is to empower families, individuals, and communities through the provision of comprehensive social services. It is the largest provider of comprehensive social services in Miami-Dade County.

About Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF)

Established in 1978, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida is a HUD certified Housing Counseling Agency, a Treasury certified Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI). NHSSF is committed to advance prosperity for all South Floridians through Lending, Administration of Financial Assistance Programs, Housing Development, Homebuyer Education & Counseling, and Community Transformation. NHSSF is also a chartered member of NeighborWorks® America.

How to Apply

Miami-Dade County residents will be able to apply online. For technical assistance you may visit one of the 12 Community Resource Centers (CRCs) throughout Miami-Dade County, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Applicants who are seniors, disabled, families with children, and households with late mortgage of 3 to 12 months will be deemed a priority.


Here's what to expect when you apply through the online portal:

There is no guarantee that Mortgage Relief Program funds will be awarded to you. Client access to funds is based on proper documentation, degree of client needs and the availability of program funds. In addition, your application will be reviewed, processed, and you will be contacted within five (5) business days to inform you of your application status.

Applicants who are seniors, disabled, families with children, and households with late mortgage of 3 to 12 months will be deemed a priority.

All required documents must be completed and submitted to our office within 15 days. Failure to submit required documents within the timeframe will result in the application being denied. Applicants may reapply.