June 26, 2009


I. Do states’ landlord tenant agreements include provisions that encourage the benefits of weatherization to flow primarily to tenants?

II. Which states provide the strongest model for safeguarding the goals and intended beneficiaries of weatherization?

Brief Answer:

I. Assessment of landlord tenant agreements in twenty states indicates that the majority of agreements include provisions restricting increases in rent, evictions, and sale of the rental property due to weatherization improvements. A smaller, yet significant number of the agreements also require landlord contributions when feasible.

II. Alaska, Connecticut, New Mexico, Washington, and New York provide the strongest protections of the Weatherization Assistance Program’s (WAP) goals.