Did you really think they would leave this one out of the stimulus package... Weatherization money for NY in stimulus package Most viewed on msnbc.com updated 4:51 p.m. ET, Thurs., Feb. 5, 2009 ALBANY, N.Y. - Sen. Charles Schumer says the economic stimulus package that he expects Congress to pass soon contains another $234.6 million for New Yorkers to help seal, insulate and heat homes. With the Senate considering amendments Thursday, Schumer says he hopes to double the amount. Noting the average New Yorker will spend about $2,400 on utilities this year, Schumer says the state also has some of the nation's oldest housing stock, 76 percent built before 1970, when home heating oil cost about 20 cents a gallon. Sealing windows, insulating and improving heating systems are expected to save households roughly $800 annually, create jobs doing the work and cut energy consumption. He says Medicaid and school aid remain in the package.