Barriers to Weatherizing Low-Income, Rural Homes on the Oregon Coast Public


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  • Every year, hundreds of low-income families on the Oregon Coast are forced to choose between putting food on the table and paying the bills. A local, non-profit agency on the Oregon Coast is working to alleviate the level of crisis that many families face, by offering a holistic approach to lowering their energy bills through emergency payment assistance, home weatherization, and financial and energy education courses. The present study examines the weatherization aspect of the program, and investigates why so many homes on the Oregon Coast do not qualify for weatherization services. Based on research of current literature and interview with the coastal weatherization director and families enrolled in the program, the major barriers to weatherizing coastal homes are presented and possible sources are discussed.
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