FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Do you need assistance with your heating costs?
Beginning January 9, 2017, your local Community Action Office will be assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP CRISIS Program.
To be eligible for Crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within 4 days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.
The family income level must be at or below the 130% federal poverty level. The benefit levels are up to $400.00 for natural gas or electric and/or up to 200 gallons of propane, fuel oil or kerosene or 2 cords of wood. Based on the availability of funding.
You will need to bring; ID, proof of income for the entire family for the previous month, and social security numbers, birth dates for all in household, and a past due/disconnect notice or bulk fuel statement. Applicants heating with propane, fuel oil, kerosene or wood must verify their physical address.
Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location in their county of residence. Days, hours of operation, locations and telephone numbers are listed below:
Office Hours are 8:00 am -12pm and 1:00 pm -3:30 pm Monday – Friday
LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).
The benefit amount that each household receives will be based on its level of poverty and the type of fuel used for heating. All eligible households will receive a benefit, although the benefit amount may not pay the household’s entire fuel bill. Benefits will be made payable to the household’s primary or secondary heating fuel vendor.
PO Box 877
108 South Third Street
Hardinsburg, Ky 40143
496 E. Broadway
Brandenburg, Ky 40108
1111 North Dixie, Suite 5, Box 11
Elizabethtown, Ky 42701
219 East Muir
Bardstown, Ky 40004
120 Greensburg Street
Hodgenville, Ky 42748
114 South Doctor Street
Springfield, Ky 40069