Healthy Homes & Heat Pump Assistance Programs

Cold home? Moisture issues? Aging heating system? Limited income?

If your household earns less than 125% of median area income (MAI), you may qualify for one of three Juneau heating assistance programs.

  • Our developing Healthy Homes Program is for lower income homes most in need of health, safety, and heating improvements
  • Our developing Heat Pump Incentive Program will provide lower to moderate income homes with up to almost 50% off the cost of installing a heat pump
  • The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund, a partner program offered by Renewable Juneau, serves fossil fuel-burning homes looking to drastically cut fuel bills and eliminate the hazards of fossil fuels both on the property and in the home

The table below shows the program income cut-offs for various household sizes. 80% median area income (MAI) for both Healthy Homes and the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund, and 125% MAI for the Heat Pump Incentive Program.

Income Limits for Alaska Heat Smart Programs

1 234 5 6
80%
MAI
$62,600$71,550$80,500$89,400$96,600 $103,750
125%
MAI
$97,813$111,797$125,580$139,464 $150,696 $161,850
Source: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2022/2022summary.odn

What’s the Purpose of the Healthy Homes Program?

The Healthy Homes Program addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home. The program takes a comprehensive approach to these activities by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. It builds upon HUD’s successful Lead Hazard Control programs to expand its efforts to address a variety of environmental health and safety concerns including: moldleadallergensasthmacarbon monoxide
home safetypesticides, and radon.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/hhi

Healthy Homes Program

If you and your family qualify for Alaska Heat Smart’s Healthy Homes program, you may save up to $1000 annually on heating bills, keep your home warm and dry, remove fossil fuel hazards, and improve a variety of home issues that may be effecting both your family’s health and your wallet’s. At least 90 homes will be served through July 2025.

Heat Pump Incentive Program

For those with some means to invest in Juneau’s clean energy and inexpensive home heating, our developing heat pump incentive program, working on a sliding income scale, can cover close to 50% of the cost of the purchase and installation of a heat pump for your home. Incentives will range from $1,500 to as high as $3,000.

Juneau Carbon Offset Fund

Renewable Juneau’s Carbon Offset Fund installs heat pumps at no cost to income-qualified households. If your home is fairly snug, your electrical panel and service are adequate, and you burn oil or propane for home heating, the Fund may be able to save you up to $1,000 or more annually on your home heating bills!