Applications Available for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (11/4)

posted Nov 6, 2017, 9:08 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on November 4, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

As the winter season approaches and temperatures continue to drop, people will begin turning up the heat in their homes. If you and your family are worried that you cannot afford the additional cost this season, there is a chance you could qualify for help through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

LIHEAP is funded through the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to help low income families avoid losing utilities this winter.

The program began earlier this month and will officially conclude in May of 2018. Beginning on December 1st, clients with active service who have approved Energy Assistance Program applications are protected from disconnection through March 15th.

To pick up an application or to get more information about the program contact your local service providers. Specific addresses and phone numbers can be found below.

Before you go in, be sure to have a copy of the social security cards of every resident in your home and copies of driver’s licenses from all members over 18-years-old. Individuals will also need proof of residence, meaning a signed lease or deed, proof of income and copies of recent utility bills. If you have already received a disconnect notice, contact your local agency immediately.

To view income guidelines depending on household size, click this link: Energy Assistance Income Guidelines 2017-2018 If it appears sideways, the option to rotate the document clockwise is the first button in the top right corner.

Pulaski County Human Services is located at 115 W Pearl Street in Winamac and you can call them at 574-946-6500.

Starke County Community Services is located at 311 E Culver Road in Knox. Their phone number is 574-772-7070.