The Mobile Home Initiative (MHI), provided by Ameren Illinois through a partnership with the RPC, seeks to help mobile home residents in Champaign County reduce their energy bills. After an in-home energy assessment, the MHI will provide participating mobile home residents with products and information on how to save energy. Qualifying applicants will receive free energy saving products and equipment to help them reduce their energy use. This initiative is provided at no cost to the participating mobile home residents.
The MHI application process is accepting applications until further notice. Click here to find the full application packet. There are also printed applications available at the RPC’s office inside the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana (1776 E. Washington Street). Applications are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please review all documents before submitting. Missing signatures or documents can lead to delays in processing your application. Questions about the program or the application can be directed to 224-374-6278 or info@MobileHomeInitiative.com.
All qualifying applicants will receive an Energy Savings Kit with easy-to-install products that help save energy, such as LED lights, advanced power strips, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators.
The MHI seeks to enhance all customers’ knowledge of energy efficiency in their homes to further help reduce monthly energy bills.
All qualifying applicants will receive an energy efficiency assessment and energy literacy education from a qualified energy expert.
Select mobile home residents will also receive energy saving equipment, such as a new heating equipment (gas furnace or air source heat pump), added insulation, a smart thermostat, and/or air and duct sealing. The equipment will be installed by a program-approved licensed contractor.
To be eligible for the MHI, the applicant’s total household income must be at or below 80% Area Medium Income. Click here to view the Income Qualification Chart. Upgrades can be performed on any mobile home that is occupied by an eligible applicant that is an Ameren Illinois customer and resides in Champaign County.
Benefits of the Ameren Illinois Mobile Home Initiative
All improvements made must be determined to be cost-effective by Ameren Illinois. All work is completed by licensed Ameren Illinois Program Allies. The MHI aims to fully serve the customer within one month of receiving a completed application. Benefits of the program extend beyond the savings to the client and the improved safety of the home. It helps prepare homes for the winter while offsetting the rising costs of utility bills.
How to Apply
You can either drop off your application and supporting documentation or mail to:
Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
Attn: Mobile Home Initiative
1776 E. Washington Street
Urbana, IL 61802
You can also email the application to info@MobileHomeInitiative.com.
If assistance is needed to complete or submit an application, please visit the Brookens Administrative Center. We can assist with printing, scanning, and submitting the application.