What is Weatherization?

Weatherization is a service provided at no cost to the tenant or owner of a home if qualified. Basic weatherization services can:

  • Reduce your home heating bills.
  • Save energy.
  • Make your home more comfortable: warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Some of the services could include:

  • Insulation of walls and attics
  • Air sealing
  • Install energy efficient compact flourescent bulbs
  • Test, repair or replace furnaces and water heaters
  • Replace inefficient refrigerators with Energy Star units
  • Perform a general health and safety inspection of the home
  • Provide information about maintenance and energy conservation

How do I qualify?

  • Applying for Energy Assistance is the first step in determining your eligibility.
  • Schedule an appointment with Community Advocates or UMOS (414.270.4653) 
  • Visit Community Advocates at 4906 W. Fond du Lac Avenue or 728 N. James Lovell Street; or UMOS at 2701 South Chase Avenue
  • Your house or apartment (up to 4 units) has not been weatherized before.
  • 50% of the building’s tenants must qualify for Energy Assistance (Example: A 4-unit building would need two tenants to qualify for the program).
  • Your household meets certain priorities that may include a high energy burden or use, an elderly or disabled member or a child under six.
  • If you qualify, you will be referred to either SDC’s Weatherization Program, La Casa Esperanza's or Partners for Community Development's Weatherization Program.
  • Contact SDC’s Weatherization Program at 414.906.2727 or email us at  to request an application from.

What happens next?

  • If you are qualified, the assigned program will mail you an application.
  • To get started, complete the application and mail it back in the enclosed envelope.

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If you are interested in finding out if you qualify, please contact us:


First name   

Last name  

Street Address  

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Phone number (XXX-XXX-XXXX)  


Did you qualify for Energy Assistance?  

If you do not qualify, please visit the Energy Assistance website to find out more about the program.



SDC Weatherization Program
1730 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

“I would never have been able to afford the work that was done on my property by the Weatherization Program. This was truly a blessing to me."
~ Karin, Weatherization Program participant


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