Ga. assistance program for heating costs opening Nov. 1

News 12

Thursday, October 31, 2013

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Georgia's Department of Human Services is opening up assistance applications Nov. 1 for those who need help with the cost of heating.

Georgia residents who are 65 years and older, or who are homebound, can apply through the Department's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program at the beginning of the month. All other eligible families, including those who are can not afford heating during the colder months, may apply starting Dec. 1.

Families who qualify for assistance can receive up to $350 to go toward their home heating bills. DHS says that a family's annual income must be less than or equal to 60 percent of the median income for a Georgia family.

Money is given out on a first-come, first-served basis through April 30, or until the funds run out. Contact your local Community Action Agencies to apply to this assistance program.