Improving Lives & Housing Conditions

1331258 electric_meterSoutheast Energy Assistance (SEA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income families improve their living conditions. Through conservation programs, the mission of SEA is to provide low-income individuals and families with direct assistance that will help to improve their living and housing conditions. Since 1982, SEA has been a federally funded WAP (Weatherization Assistance Program) service provider. Through WAP, SEA personnel provide home repairs that are designed to save energy and reduce or eliminate environmental hazards. In addition to providing weatherization services, SEA also offers a water conservation program. Brief descriptions of each program are provided below:

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) – Any energy related repairs to assist in reducing the heat or air conditioning waste for residents are performed through WAP. Services and repairs that are provided include:

· Repair/Replacement of damaged windows

· Repair/Replacement of damaged exterior doors

· Installation of attic/floor/wall insulation

· Furnace repair or replacement

· Installation of bath exhausts fans

· Installation of weather-stripping

· Carbon Monoxide Testing

· Caulking

Care & Conserve Program (C&C) –In partnership with the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, C&C promotes water conservation by performing water audits, conservation counseling and plumbing repair. These repairs are essential to preventing health and safety problems due to mold, mildew, plumbing backups and other concerns. Services include:

· Repair/Replacement of leaking faucets

· Repair/Replacement of run-on toilets

· Installation of faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads and ultra low-flow toilets

· Payment assistance

· Line repair or replacement

· Drain and sewer repair or replacement

 Who Qualifies?

To be eligible for the services provided through SEA, applicants must meet the income requirements set forth by the federal guidelines. Applicants, whose income exceeds 200% of the Poverty Index, are not eligible to receive assistance. The only exceptions to this requirement are households with a member who receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  

To determine your eligibility or learn more information about the services and programs offered through SEA, call (404) 885-1877.

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