1320 East Aultman
Ely, Nevada 89301
Office:     (775) 289-8519
Fax:         (775) 289-8214
Toll Free:  866-404-5204

Housing Dept. Fax:   
(775) 289-3690

Western Region Office
704 W. Nye Lane, Ste. 201
Carson City, Nevada 89703
Office:     (775) 461-6320
Fax:         (775) 883-0494

Pahrump Office
1301 S. Highway 160
NSB Building, Second Floor
Pahrump, Nevada  89048
Office:     (775) 751-1947
Fax:         (775) 751-1933
Rural Nevada Development Corporation
The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program  was established in 1977 to assist low income persons in reducing their
utility bills by providing for various energy conservation measures.  Assistance is provided free of charge and no liens or financial
obligations are placed on individuals receiving assistance.

Funding is provided through the State of Nevada Housing Division, primarily from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  
Additional funds have been allocated for the Weatherization Program through the Universal Energy Charge (UEC) to fund low
income energy assistance and conservation (FEAC) in the State of Nevada.  Funds are also provided by:

  • Mt. Wheeler Power Company
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Low Income Housing Trust Funds
  • Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program
  • Lincoln County Power District No. 1

Rural Nevada Development Corporation (RNDC) is currently providing weatherization services in the following counties: Churchill,
Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, and White Pine.  

Allowable measures are dependent on funding, program guidelines, and regional climate:

  • Ceiling, floor, and duct insulation
  • Duct leakage sealing (return and supply systems)
  • Shell infiltration sealing (replace broken windows, replace exterior doors, weather stripping, caulking, evaporative cooler
    covers, ect…)
  • Insulation of water heater and water heater pipes
  • Installation of low-flow showerheads (2.5 gpm or less)
  • Solar screens (Southern Nevada only)
  • Minor home repairs
  • Heating and cooling system repairs/replacements
  • Compact fluorescent lights
  • Refrigerators
  • Health and safety measures (carbon monoxide testing of combustion appliances, assurance of indoor air quality
    standards, and installation of carbon monoxide detectors)

An application must be completed by anyone interested in receiving Weatherization services.  A determination of eligibility will be
made within 90 days of the date of application.  Interested parties can complete, print, and sign an online application and then
mail it to our office with the required supporting documents, or call RNDC at 866-404-5204 to request an application packet.

Households whose annual gross income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines (established by the Office
of Management and Budget) are eligible for assistance.   Individuals participating in the state’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
are eligible for services as well.

Assistance is provided to individuals residing in single and multi-family dwellings as well as mobile homes, and is available to
either owner or renter occupied households.  Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis with priority given to
households which are high energy users (EAP), occupied by individuals who are elderly (60 years of age or more), disabled, or
families with children age six (6) and under.