Fayetteville gives away free weatherization kits

A weatherization demo kit is on display inside a conference room in the city’s Community Services Division.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The city’s Community Services Division is giving away free weatherization kits designed to help qualified homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

The kits include compact fluorescent light bulbs, water-saving faucet aerators and shower heads, window and door insulation kits, a hot water gauge card, refrigerator and wall plate thermometers, and a switch and outlet sealer kit.

Officials purchased 1,500 of the kits through the city’s Community Development Block Grant program, a federal initiative that provides funding for a wide range of activities including housing rehabilitation for low-to-moderate income homeowners.

Kelly Colebar, project coordinator for the Community Services Division, said she’s received a lot of phone calls from residents interested in applying for the program, and that several kits have already been handed out.

Households must earn less than the following amounts to qualify for a weatherization kit:


To apply for a kit, stop by the Fayetteville Community Services Division at 125 W. Mountain St., or call 479-575-8260.