There are many low-income families in the area whose homes are not properly weatherized.
Greater East Texas Community Action Program has a growing list of clients needing necessary changes to withstand the colder weather.
Katherine Morris isn’t worried about an arctic blast. For the first time, the woman on a fixed income has efficient heating.
“It comes on by itself,” Morris said. “If it’s cool in here then it pops on.”
Greater East Texas Community Action weatherization coordinator Kelsey Roberts is seeing that hundreds of low-income rural East Texans receive the protection they need from extreme heat and cold.
“You see like gaps there where air is leaking through,” Roberts said.
Community Action orders caulk by the truckload. Contractors’ “to do list” includes installing insulation, safe heating and cooling devices, new windows, and…