LIHEAP heating assistance applications now being taken

Posted November 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Low income residents in Albany and Clinton County can now apply for assistance with their winter heating cost as the annual LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is underway. The program started on November 12 and will continue in the first phase through December 19.

The cost of home heating is a problem for many low-income Kentuckians and the local Community Aciton Agency may be able to help those who sign up at the LCCAA office, located at the Community Center, located on Spring Street in Albany.

Applications are being taken in order of the last name of the head of the household. Persons who cannot apply on their assigned day should contact the local Community Action Agency office at 606-387-5880 to make arrangements to apply.

Dates for household members going by letters end December 17, with the last two days being open for persons who did not get a chance to sign-up on their regular letter date.

Persons applying for assistance with their heat bills should bring the following while signing up: your most recent heating bill or verification from your landlord that the heating expenses are included in your rent; proof of Social Security number or Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) for each member of the household; proof of all member’s of the household’s income for the preceding month; and, your most recent electric bill showing your physical 911 address.

A crisis phase of the LIHEAP program for persons who are close to having their heating sources cut off is usually held in late winter.

For more information about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, see Outreach Specialist Luke Moons or call 606-387-5880.

(A table listing dates/letters of when persons should apply for the program can be found elsewhere in this week’s Clinton County News.)