Looking for help with your heating bill?

The 2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Crisis Component - has begun and will end March 31 or when funds run out. Households interested in applying for the program need to contact their local neighborhood center to schedule an appointment. The program is open to income eligible households who are responsible for their home heating costs. The Crisis Program does require a disconnect notice, a past due bill or for families to be out of bulk fuel. The Crisis Component will require households to meet the crisis definition (disconnect notice on metered utility or within four days of running out of bulk heat source) before being eligible for financial assistance. Households must also meet income eligibility guidelines.

The following is required when making an application:

• Proof of all household income (Social Security, SSI, Railroad Retirement, VA Pension can only be verified from Award/Benefit letter issued by Social Security Administration. Staff can no longer verify this income from bank statements or copy of benefit checks). Proof of all household’s income from the previous month is required.

• Current electric bill

• Current bill or invoice with account number for bulk fuel (propane/fuel oil)

• Social Security cards for everyone in home

• Schedule an appointment.

Applications are taken by appointment early.

For income guidelines or more information about the program, please call 859-654-4054 or visit www.nkcac.org on the internet.

The Pendleton County Neighborhood Center is located at 311 Park Street, Falmouth, KY 41040. They are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Appointments only.

For more than 40 years, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission has helped low income individuals and families develop the knowledge, opportunities, and resources they need to achieve self- reliance. The agency’s comprehensive range of services include early childhood education, energy assistance, job training, affordable housing, weatherization, child abuse prevention, and education services in eight (8) counties in Kentucky.