LIHEAP to help families who can't afford heating - WDRB 41 Louisville News

LIHEAP to help families who can't afford heating

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Families in danger of losing their heat because they can't afford the bill can now get help.

The crisis phase of the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program , or LIHEAP, is underway.

The agency started taking applications today.

With a greater need, leaders say there's less to give this year.

"What we're hearing is we'll probably see about a 20% reduction over last year. Last year we served 14,000 households during the crisis phase. We dispersed about $4 million dollars," says LIHEAP's Debbie Belt.

To apply, you must have received a disconnection or an eviction notice.

Bring a picture ID and your most recent LG&E bill to the Central CAP office at the Urban Government Center on Barret Avenue.

The office is accepting appointments through Friday.

Copyright 2011 WDRB News. All Rights Reserved.

  • Closed CaptioningMore>>

  • Closed Captioning Message

    Thanks to a grant from Norton Healthcare, this story and others are available in real-time closed captioning on WDRB.
    Thanks to a grant from Norton Healthcare, this story and others are available in real-time closed captioning on WDRB.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.