County Officials Explain Wood Stove Exchange Program at Upcoming Information Sessions

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 16, 2016

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department

Washington County's Office of Community Development, in partnership with Washington County Department of Health and Human Services, will host five public information sessions to discuss their recently launched Wood Stove Exchange Program.

Through this program, qualifying residents can receive a rebate of $1,500-$3,500 when they replace their old wood stove with a cleaner heating device, such as an electric ductless heat pump, natural gas stove, pellet stove or gas furnace. Some households may qualify for a full-cost (free) replacement, depending on their income.

All information sessions will start at 7 p.m. and last about an hour.

  • Wednesday, September 21, Beaverton Library main branch, 12375 SW 5th St.
  • Tuesday, September 27, Aloha High School, 18550 SW Kinnaman Rd.
  • Wednesday, October 12, Cornelius City Council Chambers, 1310 N. Adair St.
  • Thursday, October 13, Lincoln Elementary School, 801 NE Lincoln St., Hillsboro
  • Thursday, October 20, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Frances Hall lobby, 12520 SW Grant St., Tigard

"We have received more than a dozen applications since we launched the program a few weeks ago," says Housing Rehabilitation Specialist Tim Davis with Washington County's Office of Community Development. "Our hope is that these sessions will help residents understand the benefits of the program and to see how simple the application process is."

The Wood Stove Exchange Program is made possible through collaboration and funding support from program partners, including the American Lung Association in Oregon, Centro Cultural, City of Cornelius, City of Hillsboro, Community Action, Intel, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality,and Oregon Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association.

Visit www.WoodStoveExchange.com or call 503-846-4425 for more information.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO
503-846-3634
wendy_gordon@co.washington.or.us