The Community Action Council will begin the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Monday, November 7 in an effort to assist residents with low-income with their utility bills.
The LIHEAP Subsidy program provides a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills.
The amount of the benefit is determined by income, household size, fuel type and geographic location. An overdue bill or cut-off notice is not required. You do not have to own your home or pay energy bills directly to be eligible for assistance.
In 2010 the Council’s LIHEAP Subsidy program served more than 5,300 households and spent $663,350. Community Action Council also sponsors several other assistance programs, such as the WinterCare Energy Fund supported by area utility companies and their customers. The Council spent $3.4 million through all of its energy assistance programs available last year. Anyone at risk of losing their heat due to inability to pay should immediately contact one of the Council’s nine centers in Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties. Information on available locations is listed below.
Applicants must bring the following to apply: 1. Proof of income for the previous month for all adults 18 and over in the household.
2. The most recent heating bill or verification from your landlord that heating expenses are included in
3. Birth dates of all household members.
Applications will be received at all of the following Community Action Council locations: 913 Georgetown Street, Lexington (859) 244-2215
3439 Buckhorn Drive, Suite 100 Lexington (859) 273-6395
1902 Cambridge Drive, Lexington (859) 246-1192
1169 Winburn Drive, Lexington (859) 294-5249
522 Patterson St., Lexington (859) 255-1047
520 Toner Street, Lexington (859) 554-4350 1414 Main Street, Paris (859) 987-5277
217 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana (859) 234-2121
149 Scrubgrass Road, Carlisle (859) 289-7172
For more information on energy assistance programs, please contact Community
Action Council in: • Lexington, (859) 233-4600
• Paris, (859) 987-5277
• Cynthiana, (859) 234-2121
• Carlisle, (859) 289-7172