If you are within a certain income and need help paying your heating bills, need money to make your house more energy efficient, or need funds for urgent repairs, call your local Community Action Agency. There are about 1,000 of them around the country to help neighborhoods. They will also come out and check if your home or apartment needs to be more energy efficient. To find an agency near you, contact Community Action Partnership, 1100 17th St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; 202-265-7546; Fax: 202-265-8850; www.communityactionpartnership.com
Also, your local utility can provide you with or refer you to other programs in your area to analyze your energy usage,recommend energy saving measures,provide fuel and utility assistance to retain or restore service, establish payment discounts based on income and usage, or establish affordable payment plans if you are in arrears. Contact your local utility company to take advantage of these services.
Income Eligibility: Family of 4 – $50,000. This varies from county to county so you must check with your local office to determine eligibility.
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