LULAC Council 8105 Hosting Weatherization Workshop May 7th, 2024


LULAC Council 8105 Hosting Weatherization Workshop May 7th, 2024 - 2nd Life Media Alamogordo Town News Photo

League of United Latin American Citizens Otero County LULAC Council 8105 is hosting a weatherization workshop May 7th.

Now is the time to weatherize homes from the heat or cold and the LULAC Council 8105 is hosting a meeting to discuss weatherization programs for historic Chihuahuita  neighborhood and Alamogordo resident.

The meeting is being hosted at Runners Refuge Homeless Resource Center, Alamogordo Otero County, New Mexico. 

The meeting will outline Weatherization assistance programs for family homes with qualifying needs

The meeting will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at  5:00pm at Runners Refuge Homeless Resource Center, 601 Delaware Ave. (at the corner of 6th St.), Alamogordo, NM

According to experts, Spring is the best time for the work, after the cold of winter passes and before the heat of summer strikes.

LULAC hopes to inform residents of the Chihuahuita neighborhood and beyond, the meeting is open anyone who is interested to attend

Presentations will also follow in Tularosa, Bent and Chaparral, NM.

Why weatherization matters: In addition to helping households, weatherization also helps revitalize communities by spurring economic growth and reducing environmental impact

Weatherization returns $2.78 in non-energy benefits for every $1.00 invested in the Program (National Evaluation).

Non-energy benefits represent tremendous benefits for families whose homes receive weatherization services.

After weatherization: 

● Homes are more livable 

● Saves an average of $514 in out-of-pocket medical expenses 

● Saves $583 in pay per year due to fewer missed days of work

Grants for weatherization are available through the Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation (SWNM) and a SWNM representative will attend, to present information, discuss qualifications, and to answer questions

Food & refreshments will be provided.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the largest and oldest Hispanic and Latin-American civil rights organization in the United States. It was established on February 17, 1929, in Corpus Christi, Texas, largely by Hispanics returning from World War I who sought to end ethnic discrimination against Latinos in the United States

The goal of LULAC is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health, and civil rights of Hispanic people in the United States. LULAC uses nationwide councils and group community organizations to achieve all these goals. LULAC has about 132,000 members in the United States.

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