A Personal Retrospective Look at WAP
A version of this article appears in the September/October 2014 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
September 04, 2014
During the energy crisis of the 1970s, Congress realized that low-income households were particularly vulnerable to the rapidly increasing and fluctuating oil prices; they lived in homes that were energy inefficient, but were least able to afford to make energy efficiency improvements. So Congress decided to provide some relief by passing legislation for a Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
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