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Crisis help available to low income residents for heating help

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Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville residents who need help paying their heat bills have one last chance to apply for assistance.

The money is available through LIHEAP or the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The application process begins Wednesday and Thursday for what called the "crisis phase" of this program.

Many people who showed up before dawn for the program say the economy is tough, and it makes it difficult to make ends meet. "I have not been working for a year," says Jeffrey McGee. He say he's trying to get through the winter, but without a full time job, they need help.

Danny Stearman says "it's rough out there right now. Not a lot of jobs." He says he usually works construction, but those jobs have been tough to come by.

Those who get assistance, have in the past, received a one time payment of up to $25. hat money can only be used to pay an LG&E bill or utility bill, if its included in a person's rent.

Appointments are being scheduled today and tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Friday, January 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Urban Government Center on Barret Avenue. Those who are interested must apply in person.

Applicants need to bring a picture ID, most recent LG&E bill or eviction notice, if utilities are included in rent.To be eligible for assistance a person must meet federal poverty guidelines.

Funding is available until it runs out.  For more information, CLICK HERE.

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