- Professional Journalist
Some Jefferson County residents will once again be able to apply for help heating their homes this winter. Home heating costs can be a large expense for families in the winter, so Louisville Metro Department of Community Services will begin accepting pre-registration heating assistance applications on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible citizens pay utility bills.
Pre-registration is for Jefferson County residents only who meet the following criteria:
· Fixed income within 130% of the federal poverty level
· Elderly (60 years or older) or disabled individuals receiving social security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits
Applicants must be willing to provide the following documentation:
· Picture ID for head of household (if available).
· Proof of all household income for the preceding month (food stamp award letter, pay stubs, etc.).
All individuals 18 or over in the household with no income must have a Proof of No Income form completed prior to applying for benefits. Forms are available at the Community Services’ office, 810 Barret Ave.
· Social Security card(s) or official documentation with social security number(s) or Permanent Resident Card Number(s) for everyone living in the household.
· Most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that heating expenses are included in the rent (i.e. lease agreements).
Residents who meet the early registration requirements (who are elderly or disabled) may apply at the following locations:
Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave., Lou., KY 40218, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 5
Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Ave., Lou., KY 40211, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 6
Portland Community Center, 640 North 27th St., Lou., KY 40212, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Ln., Lou., KY 40272, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 8
Baxter Community Center, 1125 Cedar Ct., Lou., KY 40203, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 12
California Community Center, 1600 West St. Catherine, Lou., KY 40210, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 14
Beechmont Community Center, 205 West Wellington Ave., Lou., KY 40214, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 15
Oak & Acorn, 631 South 28th St., Lou., KY 40211, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m..
Fri., Oct. 16
Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center, 607 S. 37th St., Lou., KY 40211, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m
Mon., Oct. 19
Watson-Powell, 1340 Heafer Rd.., Lou., KY 40223, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 20
South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd., Lou, KY 40208, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 21
Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4104 Cadillac Ct., Lou., KY 40213, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 27
Parkhill Community Center, 1703 South 13th St., Lou., KY 40210, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 29
Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Rd., Lou., KY 40299, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Funds for this program will be available on or after Nov. 4, 2015
Income-eligible residents who don’t meet the requirements for pre-registration (who are not elderly or disabled) may still apply for LIHEAP benefits but by an in-person appointment only at the LIHEAP office at the Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Avenue on Nov. 2 between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Nov. 3 between 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. All three LIHEAP offices will begin taking appointments on weekdays starting Nov. 4, between 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (note: Newburg site is closed on Fridays). Check http://louisvilleky.gov/government/community-services/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-liheap for a complete listing.
Individuals who are unable to apply for this program in person may send a representative on their behalf. The representative must provide a hand-written note, dated and signed by the applicant, giving the representative permission to handle the application for services. The representative must provide a photo ID matching the name specified on the applicant’s note, the applicant’s photo ID (if available) as well as the required documentation specified above to qualify for the services/programs.
LIHEAP is made possible by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. This program is also funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information about Louisville Metro Community Services -- visit www.louisvilleky.gov/communityservices or call 574-1157 or Community Action Kentucky at 1-800-456-3452; (TDD available at MetroCALL – 574-5000).