Revitalize Milwaukee is a nonprofit that offers free home repairs to low-income seniors, veterans, and residents with disabilities who live in old homes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, while cutting carbon pollution, saving people money on utility bills and helping homeowners stay comfortable and safe in their homes. “We see a lot of homeowners who don’t have access to running water in their kitchen or their bathroom,” says Allison Sweere. Many homes are poorly insulated or have old furnaces, so heating is expensive. Revitalize Milwaukee connects qualified homeowners with free weatherization services like air sealing or pipe insulation. Some residents even receive new furnaces or electric heat pumps. “It’s been really cool to be able to make sure that homeowners who have invested so much into our city … to kind of give back to them and make sure that they get to be part of the shift towards a more energy efficient world,” Sweere says.

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