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City weatherizes qualified homes with government grant

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Recovery Act funding is keeping some Albany folks a little warmer and healthier this winter.

In August of last year the federal government granted the city's Department of Community Development $1.5 million  to weatherize homes under certain conditions.

Single persons must earn an income less than $21,660 and the amount adjusts based on the number of occupants.

Most of the work goes into insulating the attic and underneath the home. The city also provides air ducts to keep harmful gases out of the home along with energy efficient light bulbs and a year's supply of air filters.

The department has already spent more than $815,000 on 94 homes. It has more than $766,000 left to weatherize more than 100 homes. Each house costs roughly $6,500 to weatherize.

The funding runs out in March of 2012. To see if you qualify for the weatherization contact the city at 483-7650.

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