LIHEAP Offers Heating Help To Low-Income Families

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The Community Action Council plans to help more than 6,500 low-income households with energy bills this winter. Natural gas price hikes have contributed to nearly a 30 % increase in applicants for the 2008/2009 season.

Applicants who need financial assistance from the LIHEAP (Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program) must meet qualifications based on monthly income.

Jack Burch, Executive Director for the C.A.C., says, "For a family of 4...If the income is $2200 a month or less then that family is eligible."

There are several sign-up locations around Lexington, including one on Georgetown Road, Cardinal Valley, and at Buckhorn Plaza.

Persons needing assistance this winter are urged to call 1-800-244-2275.

Donations can also be made at the Community Action Council or through the Winter Donation box on most energy bills.

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