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Cities Offer Efficiency Help

Posted: December 25, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas local governments have had to stretch their weatherization assistance dollars since a federal program for the elderly and other low- to moderate-income households lost much of its funding in 2011.

At A Glance

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To find out if you qualify for weatherizing assistance, contact one of these groups:

FAYETTEVILLE

Community Services Division

479-575-8260

Services: Free weatherization kits, forgivable loans to improve housing safety and energy efficiency for about 45 homes per year

ROGERS

Office of Planning and Transportation

479-621-1186

Services: Home improvement grants typically between $5,000 and $10,000 for about five houses a year

SPRINGDALE

Office of Community Development

479-750-8175

Services: Home improvement grants of up to $25,000 for about 40 houses a year

BENTON AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council

479-785-2303

Services: Home improvement grants up to about $7,000, with more possible by waiver.

Source: Staff Report

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