Low income home energy assistance available

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Central Arkansas Development Council will offer utility assistance to Pulaski County residents beginning today, July 9th. The program will kick off with mass utility intake days at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.

    Mass Intake Day - Monday, July 9th and Tuesday July 10, 9 am until 1 pm both days at the Arts and Crafts Building at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard Street in Little Rock. The first 600 customers each day will be served.

    After that, applications will be accepted on the following schedule in Pulaski County:

    • Monday thru Wednesday (beginning July 16), 8 am until Noon at the Arkansas Workforce Center of Little Rock, 5401 South University. Call 501-603-0909 for more information.
    • Thursdays Only (beginning July 18), 8 am until Noon at the Arkansas Workforce Center of Jacksonville, #2 Crestview Plaza. Call 501-603-0909 for more information.

    CADC offers LIHEAP assistance in Pulaski, Lonoke, Saline, Hot Spring, Pike, Clark, Montgomery, Ouachita, Columbia, Dallas, Union and Calhoun counties. For more information on applications in those counties, go to www.cadc.com or call 501-778-1133.

    LIHEAP assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

    For a household of one, monthly countable income is $1,462. Countable income includes check stubs, child support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSI, SSA, TEA, VAS and retirement benefits.

    To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within 7 days of application date.
    All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients.

    Persons, including elderly and disabled who previously received LIHEAP forms in the mail do not need to attend LIHEAP Mass Application Days. Applications should be returned to the CADC office completely filled.

    To apply for assistance, the household should bring proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for the previous month, proof of child support, proof of unemployment for all household members age 18 and older, proof of social security, retirement, pensions, workman's comp or disability, proof of utility allowance and if no income, proof of how bills are being paid. Social security numbers and birthdates for all household members are required.

    Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. Allow agency 35 days to make payment. For more information, call your local CADC office.

    CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the "War on Poverty." The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas.

    For more information, please call 501-778-1133.

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