Help Coming For Households In Heating Crisis

On January 7th, Foothills Community Action Partnership will begin the "Crisis" portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that assists households in a heating crisis. The assistance is offered to residents in Powell, Madison, Estill, and Clark counties. A household will be considered to be in a home heating crisis situation when the household meets the basic LIHEAP eligibility criteria and: the household is within four (4) days of running out of fuel if bulk fuel (coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, or wood) is the heat source;
the household has received a past due/disconnect notice if natural gas or electric is the heat source; or the household's home heating costs are included as an undesignated portion of the rent, and the household has received an eviction notice for non-payment of rent from the landlord.

For all bulk fuels (wood, coal, propane, fuel oil, kerosene) verification of a crisis situation may be self-declaration by the applicant. For natural gas and electric heated households, the applicant must present an appropriate disconnect notice from the vendor.

The assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis. Applications will be taken at the following Foothills locations:

Clark County Outreach Office, 32 Meadow Lane, Winchester, KY, 859/744-3235

Estill County Outreach Office, 530 Stacy Lane, Irvine, KY, 606/723-4492

Madison County Outreach Office, 123 Pine Street, Richmond, KY, 859/623-6514

Powell County Outreach Office, 176 12th Street, Clay City, KY, 606/663-2659

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