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Heat aid requests now taken in area

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE – Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has begun the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP),  through December 12, 2008 in an effort to assist low-income residents with high utility bills. LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky, in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

Last year, over 572 residents of Bullitt County received financial assistance and emergency services from the LIHEAP Subsidy component. Applications will be taken in alphabetical order with specific days assigned on the calendar. Applicants must present the following:

Most recent heating bill or verification that heating expenses are included in rent (i.e. lease agreements)

Social Security Card or official documentation (medical card) with social security numbers for each member of the household

Proof of all household income for the prior month.

Applications will be taken at convenient CAP locations. Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location nearest to them in their county of residence. Days, hours of operation, locations and telephone numbers are listed below:

   

Bullitt County:

Angela Johnson

214 Frank E. Simon Ave.

Shepherdsville, KY 40165

502-543-4077

Hours:  9:00 - 3:00

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. Benefits will be made payable to the household’s primary or secondary heating fuel vendor.