Weatherization Program

The TRI-CAP Weatherization Program is designed to make the homes of low income families safe and energy efficient.  Clients must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level to qualify for services.  Our basic goal is to make homes energy efficient and correct safety issues with their gas appliances.  The program is funded by the  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA).  Both homeowners and renters are eligible. Homeowners interested in weatherization must first complete an Energy Assistance Application through any of our three county offices. Some of the services provided by TRI-CAP’s trained Weatherization professionals include:

  • Home energy audits and inspections
  • Client education
  • Attic, wall and foundation insulation
  • Air infiltration testing and sealing
  • Faulty water heater replacement
  • Faulty gas cooking stove replacement
  • Furnace safety checks and tune-ups
  • Furnace Replacements
  • Lead based paint inspections for targeted housing
  • Installation of energy saving light bulbs

For more information on the state’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) visit the IHCDA WAP page here: https://www.in.gov/ihcda/2369.htm

CLICK HERE to watch Bill Potter with 18WJTS interview TRI-CAP’s Quality Control Inspector, Gervase Ebert, to discuss TRI-CAP’s Weatherization Program.

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How to reach TRI-CAP during Indiana’s Executive Order #20-08

Our TRI-CAP staff members have been working diligently to continue serving our clients and have found alternative ways to serve our clients without being physically face-to-face through this COVID-19 pandemic and have restricted access to our facilities to anyone other than staff.  We have been in constant communications with our clients thus far and continue to provide the individual care that each person needs. 

In compliance with Indiana’s Stay at Home Executive Order #20-08, our staff will no longer be on site through the duration of the statewide Executive Order. 

Our phones will continue to be answered through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020. 

  • Dubois County office:                 812-482-2233
  • Pike County office:                      812-354-8721
  • Warrick County office:                812-897-0364
  • Vanderburgh County office:       812-428-2189

Beginning, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 our phone lines will only be able to receive messages that will be checked daily.  If you prefer to reach us via email, you may contact our Director Team for these services and they will refer your inquiry to the applicable staff member to assist you.

  • Neil Elkins, TRI-CAP Housing Services Director, neil@tri-cap.net (Utility, Weatherization, and Housing programs, etc.)
  • Deb Capps, TRI-CAP Health Services Director, deb@tri-cap.net  (Healthcare navigation, Family Planning, and Breast Cancer services.)
  • Nikki Lasher, Family and Community Partnerships Director, nikki@tri-cap.net (Healthy Families, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.)
  • Molly Wuchner, Head Start Director, molly@tri-cap.net (Head Start program)
  • Joyce Fleck, Executive Director, joyce@tri-cap.net for any other administrative inquiries

TRI-CAP’s health, housing, and education services change lives, empower families, and improve communities.