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Housing & Community


5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 1A

Williamsburg, VA 23188

P: 757-259-5340

F: 757-220-0640



Hours of Operation


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Virginia’s Fair Housing Law


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Welcome to the HELP Program!


The Home Energy Loss Prevention (HELP) program is managed by the James City County Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) and includes all current and future energy programs managed by the OHCD.

Over the past few years the HELP program has assisted local area contractors in obtaining certification as Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Building Envelope Analysts and BPI Certified Air Leakage Control Installers. The program has enabled homeowners to have energy assessments performed on their homes and receive grant funding or low interest loans to make their homes more energy efficient.

Funding for the HELP program is provided through a Climate Showcase Communities grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME).

The HELP Program focuses on giving you the tools and understanding to improve the health, safety, and energy efficiency of your home. Click on our "Getting Started" page to see what current opportunities the program is offering and to learn more about energy assessments and energy efficiency improvements.

News — Updates — Changes

The HELP Program is offering assistance with obtaining energy audits to qualified residents.


For assistance in determining if you qualify or to submit an application, please contact Keith Denny at:

The Office of Housing & Community Development
5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 1A
Williamsburg, VA 23188
P: 757-259-5349
F: 757-220-0640

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