Community Action Council Offers Energy Assistance

The Community Action Council will begin their Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Crisis Program (LIHEAP,) on Monday, January 12, 2015.

The program offers assistance to households having trouble paying their energy bills, or facing disconnect or past due notices.

Last year, the program provided financial assistance to over 6,400 participants, and provided services in excess of a million dollars.

Eligibility is determined based on income, household size, and fuel type, among other factors.

To apply for the program, applicants must bring the following:

-Proof of income for the previous months (for all adults 18 and over.)
-The most recent heating bill (or, an eviction notice and verification from the landlord that heating costs are included in the rent.)
-Birth dates of all household members.
-Proof of Social Security number, or permanent resident card for each member of the household.

Applications will be taken at and of the following Community Action locations:

-913 Georgetown Street, Lexington (859) 244-2215 1317
-Centre Pkwy., Lexington (859) 273-6395 1902
-Cambridge Drive, Lexington (859) 246-1192
-1169 Winburn Drive, Lexington (859) 294-5249 520
-Toner Street, Lexington (859) 554-4350
-540 East 3rd St., Lexington (859) 246-0220
-1414 South Main Street, Millersburg (859) 987-5277
-1113 Main Street, Paris, (859) 484-3860
-216 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana (859) 234-2121
-149 Scrubgrass Road, Carlisle (859) 289-7172

For more information on LIHEAP assistance, please contact Community Action Council in Lexington at (859) 233-4600, Paris at (859) 987-5277, Cynthiana at (859) 234-2121, Carlisle at (859) 289-7172, or Toll Free at 800-244-2275.

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