Low-income residents get help to reduce energy bills

Published on March 5, 2024 at 11:32 am

The city of Jacksonville has been awarded a $845,350 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help reduce energy bills for low-income households.

The money will be used to conduct energy audits on 110  homes; replace HVAC units, doors and windows; and install energy efficient light bulbs.  

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The program will start serving low-income residents on the Eastside and then expand citywide, working in partnership with JEA and community organizations.

Now that the grant has been awarded, the city’s housing and community development division will finalize the program criteria. 

Once City Council approves the program, the city will announce how residents can sign up.

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author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 email Steven Ponson has six years of experience covering news in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Prior to arriving on the First Coast, Steven also worked in radio in Orlando. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a degree in radio and television. Steven has been a reporter, producer, anchor and board operator. Outside of work, Steven loves to watch sports, cook delicious cajun food (as any good Louisiana native does) and spend time outdoors.

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