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Program helps with home heating crisis

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program’s crisis component continues through March 31 or when funds have been exhausted.

Households interested in applying for the program need to contact their local neighborhood center to schedule an appointment. The program is open to income eligible households who are responsible for their home heating costs. This is the crisis component and will require households to be within four days of running out of bulk fuel or within four days from a disconnect for metered utility. The crisis benefit cannot be applied as a credit on account.

When making an application the following is required: proof of all household income, social security, SSI railroad retirement, VA pension, can only be verified from an award/benefit letter issued by the Social Security Administration, staff can no longer verify this income from bank statements or copy of benefit checks; proof of all household’s income from the previous month is required; current electric bill/with disconnection notice; current bill and invoice with account number for bulk fuel (propane/fuel oil) if no metered utility please bring piece of mail; social security cards for everyone in home, proof of total members living in your home (e.g. birth certificates, school records, etc.); and schedule an appointment.

The Carroll County local neighborhood center is located at 1302 Highland Ave. in Carrollton and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. For information or to make an appointment call (502)732-5253.