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CAC Accepting Apps For Winter Crisis Program

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 12/19/2013

For those struggling to heat their home's because of inflated utility bills during the cold winter months, the Community Action Commission is currently accepting applications for their Winter Crisis Program.

Applicants must be at or below 175% of the 2013 poverty guidelines, have the utility account in their name and provide documentation for the services to become eligible. If an applicant does qualify for assistance, Program's Coordinator Jennifer Jenette says there are a number of ways CAC can help.

Jenette says the CAC will first review all of the applicants utility accounts and main heating source for the home. They will next see what it takes to get the utilities in good standing and possibly make a one-time payment on one or more accounts based on their status.

The CAC will also apply for a heat credit and look into payment plans for each utility bill that works best for the applicant.

The program has already provided over $180,000 to Richland County residents since November 1, and Janette says because of the high demand, applicants should expect to wait about 30 days to become eligible, but may also qualify for employment training or other supportive services.

The Winter Crisis Program runs through March 31.

   
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