### ODT Online Thu, 1 Mar 2012
Insulation subsidy for 100 homes
By Rebecca Fox
Low-income Dunedin residents struggling to afford to insulate their homes may soon get the chance, thanks to a new subsidy. The subsidy, which could cover up to 75% of the cost of insulating a home, will be available to 100 Dunedin homes from March to June. It is an extension of the Otago Regional Council’s Clean Air Clean Heat programme in Central Otago. The Dunedin project, Clean Heat Healthy Homes, has funding from Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), Dunedin City Council, Aurora Energy and Otago Community Trust.
To qualify for the scheme, applicants must own their own home within greater Dunedin city, and have a Community Services Card. Priority will be given to high users of the health system. Application forms are available from both council offices.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr