Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multifamily properties eligible for weatherization assistance.
On January 25, 2010, the Department of Energy (DOE) implemented rule 71-CFR-3847 for its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Under the rule, if a public housing, assisted multi-family or Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) building is identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and included on a list published by DOE, that building meets certain income eligibility and may meet other WAP requirements without the need for further evaluation or verification.
Final Rule on Amending Eligibility Provisions to Multifamily Buildings for the Weatherization Assistance Program
Weatherization Program Notice 10-15 is in effect as of March 2, 2010.
Multifamily Housing Lists
List 1: Eligible Multifamily Buildings 10-CFR-440.22(b)(4)(i)
HUD list of multifamily housing units eligible for weatherization that have three or more years remaining on HUD housing contracts. As of December 2014. List 1 consists of three sub-lists:
- Public Housing – 100% of buildings in the identified properties meet the necessary qualifications
- Public Housing – Only specified buildings in the identified properties meet the necessary qualifications qualify
- Assisted Multifamily – Properties meet the necessary qualifications, in part, by having 3 or more years remaining on affordability agreements
To view each sub-list in Microsoft Excel (2007), open List 1, click on the "View" tab in the Excel Toolbar, and then on "Full View." At the bottom of the spreadsheet, you will see tabs identifying a worksheet for each of the three sub-lists. Once you have found the correct worksheet, in order to search that worksheet for your building, maximize the screen in the top right hand corner of the Excel toolbar, use the "Home" tab at the top left of the Excel tool bar, click on "Find and Select" and enter a key word for your property.
List 2: Eligible Multifamily Buildings 10-CFR-440.22(b)(4)(ii)
HUD list of multifamily housing units eligible for weatherization that have less than three years remaining on HUD housing contracts. As of December 2014.
List 3-1: USDA List of Multifamily Housing Units
The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplies this list of multifamily housing units that is organized by postal address for use by weatherization service providers. Current USDA list is not available at this time.
List 3-2: List of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Buildings
The LIHTC property list provided by HUD includes only LIHTC properties in which 100% of the units meet WAP income eligibility requirements at the time the development enters the LIHTC program. Current LIHTC list is not available at this time.
Supplemental property lists posted below are properties determined by HUD to qualify for WAP assistance based on self-certification worksheets submitted by property owners to HUD at firstname.lastname@example.org. All of the properties are included in the one Excel file below, with the type of supplemental property list clearly delineated by tab as follows:
- Tab 1: Supplemental List 1 – Public Housing
- Tab 2 Supplemental List 1 - Multifamily (More than 3 years on HUD Contract)
- Tab 3: Supplemental List 2 – Multifamily (Less than 3 years on HUD Contract)
HUD Data on Properties Eligible for Weatherization Assistance
HUD provides more detail on its lists of eligible properties on the HUD Recovery Act Web page. You can direct questions about the list via email to email@example.com.
A minimum requirement for inclusion on these lists is that at least two-thirds of the residents of the building (50% for 2–4 unit buildings) must meet DOE's income eligibility requirement, which is currently set at 200% of the federal poverty level.
Note that a public housing, assisted housing, USDA or LIHTC building that does not appear on the list using HUD or USDA records may still qualify for the WAP. Income eligibility can be made on an individual basis by the local WAP service provider that implements the Program based on information supplied by property owners and the families.
State Discretion and Authority
The rule expressly indicates that income qualified public housing, assisted housing, and LIHTC properties may be eligible recipients of WAP funds. The rule does not, however, require states or local WAP service providers to set aside WAP funds for these properties. The state and/or the local service provider retain the authority to set priorities for the use of WAP funds in their service areas. Funding for individual projects will be a function of state or local program priorities and funding availability. You can find WAP information and contacts in your state.