The goal of the Housing Division at Community Resource Project, Inc. is to improve energy efficiency and reduce the impact of energy costs on a family’s household budget. Through assistance in the payment of utility bills, the installation of energy-saving measures in housing stock, and energy conservation education, the Housing Division works to build a thriving, green community.
We recognize that energy costs often make up a very substantial portion of a household’s expenditures. In times of need, many families struggle to meet their energy bill obligations. Through the Home Energy Assistance Program, the Housing Division provides eligible families with a credit to their utility bills, available once every two years. With this credit also comes education about energy conservation, budgeting, and suggestions for easy-to-implement measures to reduce energy use in the home.
The Housing Division leverages resources from more than half a dozen contracts to provide home repairs known as weatherization throughout Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba and San Mateo Counties. Our staff includes licensed contractors and certified personnel who install insulation, dual-paned windows and sliding glass doors, weather-stripping, energy star appliances, CFL light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, and heating and cooling systems in hundreds of households every year.
Not only do these weatherization measures improve a home’s energy efficiency and lower utility bills, they also contribute to reducing the effects of global warming and creating a sustainable environment. Creating a sustainable and environmentally-friendly community is key to the work of the Housing Division. By participating in pilot programs, such as installing solar water heaters and measuring the energy savings for the family, the Housing Division is able to stay on the forefront of technological advances in our field.
In times of local, state, or federally declared states of emergency, the Housing Division jumps into action to assist our community. Our staff can deliver water, food, and blankets, provides emergency heating or cooling systems, and transports those who are most vulnerable to shelters and cooling centers.