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For those families still seeking help in keeping warm this winter, Eblen Charities still has Federal heating funds available through it’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program through the end of March or until funds are depleted.
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program funds assist households that are vulnerable due to heating costs and who pay a separate heating bill.
In partnership with Buncombe County Department of Social Services the Low Income Energy Assistance Program is open to all households at 130% of poverty level (example: single member household $1,180, family of two $1,594, family of four $2,422) and provides a one-time vendor payment of $200 for homes that use electricity, natural gas , wood or coal as their primary heat source or $400 for homes that use fuel oil, kerosene, or LP gas as their primary heat source.
How to Apply:
Individuals and families are encouraged to apply at the Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center at 50 Westgate Parkway in the Westgate Shopping Center anytime from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Applicants must bring in proof of income, photo ID, and Social Security cards for everyone in the home.
If unable to apply in person, phone applications may be taken by calling 828-255-3066. The completed application will be mailed for signature along with instructions regarding other documents needed to process application.
If you are in need of assistance, or for more information please contact please contact Eblen Charities at 828-255-3066 or visit http://www.eblencharities.org and click on the LIEAP link.