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Free Energy-Saving Weatherization Kits

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Staff Report

The city of Fayetteville Community Service Division is offering free Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Kits to qualifying residents of low to moderate income. The kits are intended to assist residents in weatherizing their homes, which is especially crucial during cold winter months.

Each kit includes energy efficient light bulbs, caulk, weather stripping, low-flow faucet heads and several other essential energy-saving items. The kits were purchased through the Community Development Block Grant program, and the city has roughly 1,100 kits left from their initial purchase.

The income guidelines for qualifying are the federally set annual income rates applied to all city programs and is determined by income and people per household.

“The kits are intended to improve living conditions and lower energy usage and cost by installing simple energy efficiency upgrades to dwellings,” said Ethan Hunter, Community Services Division housing assistant. “From the city’s perspective, providing resources for citizens to make easy improvements like these encourages energy efficiency at the individual level.”

Residents who are interested in applying for a kit are encouraged to visit the Community Services Division, located at the Development Services building, 125 W. Mountain St., and fill out an application.

City representatives said the kits are ideal for students, seniors, homeowners or anyone else looking for help shoring up their homes.

For more information, contact Ethan Hunter by phone (479-575-8260) or email (ehunter@ci.fayetteville.ar.us).

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