Fayetteville ranks 17th in eviction rates

Fayetteville has a 7 percent eviction rate. That may not seem like much, but with North Charleston, SC, logging a high of 16 percent, our community should take note.

Higher than both the state and national averages (4.61 percent and 2.34 percent, respectively), these numbers present a concerning picture for residents, especially those of lower income. According to Eviction Lab, a research group at Princeton University, there were 3,055 evictions in Fayetteville in 2016.



Action Pathways is accepting subcontractors’ bids for a home energy improvement project under the North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program. The program is sponsored by the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources Weatherization Program Office. The contract requires the weatherization of homes in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties during the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.


Weatherization Works for Ms. Oxendine




Women of Weatherization: Syreeta Morrisey

WAP Syreeta (Resized).jpg“There are a lot of opportunities in Weatherization, especially for women” says Morrisey but urges women interested in the field to study a little harder, know federal and state guidelines, tenaciously pursue certifications whenever possible and “be more than a little better than the rest!”


Women in Weatherization: Delores Holloway

Doleres and client.jpgMarch is Women's History Month, and NASCSP (National Association for State Community Services Programs) is doing a month-long feature on the Women of Weatherization. The campaign will highlight women all across the country working in the Weatherization Assistance Program, from state managers, to installers, to quality control inspectors. 


Doing More Good with Weatherization

Vicky72.jpgVicky Diaz, Action Pathways Head Start Family Advocate, is also one of the many Americans who have had their home weatherized – and she loves it! Vicky says that along with the tips Action Pathways Weatherization Assistance Program staff shared with her on how to conserve energy and save more money on her utilities, she saw immediate savings on her electric bill after her home was weatherized.

“My whole house was weatherized; they went through everything! With that alone, I saw about maybe a $100 change on my electric bill within the first or second bill!”

Vicky Diaz, Action Pathways Weatherization Assistance Program Participant

Energy Action Month


Action Pathways Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will be celebrating #EnergyActionMonth alongside the American energy sector to promote how weatherization helps individuals and families become more energy efficient, saving money on their utility bills, as well as, how WAP ensures families and their children are safer after their homes have been weatherized.

Join us! Go green and become more energy efficient!



Mr. Murphy's New Energy-Efficient Home

Mr Murphy Resized by 45p then 65p Smaller.jpgMr. Charlie Murphy, a 75-year-old gentleman, who resides in Fayetteville, says he is grateful for Action Pathways and its Weatherization team for making his home more energy-efficient. “I got a $106 light bill, I’ve never had [a bill that low before]!”

Charlie Murphy, Weatherization Assistance Program participant


PWC Promotes Weatherization Program

Thanks to PWC for promoting the Weatherization Assistance Program. Please watch this short video to find out the benefits of the Weatherization Assistance Program and how you can apply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzNOL2RqEqk


Duke Energy Helping Home Fund

As many as 4,000 households across North Carolina could be eligible for an energy makeover.  Duke Energy’s Helping Home Fund is a $20 million program authorized through an agreement with the N.C. Public Staff and approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission during the 2013 Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas rate cases.

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