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Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) - The Low Income Energy Assistance Program is a federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vender payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.
Applications are taken December 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, or until funds are exhausted. During December, priority in eligibility is given to disabled persons receiving services through Division of Aging and Adult services or households in which a member of the household is age 60 or older.
A household that applies must:
- Have at least one U.S. citizen or qualified alien
- Have income below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Have reserves at or below $2,250
- Be responsible for its heating bill
-Be located in the County where the application is made.
Payments will be made directly to utility companies. Payments will not be made to the application. Everyone who is eligible must apply - no one will be automatically approved.
What to bring to the agency and submit:
- Valid Identification
-Proof of Income
-Utility Bill (if not in your name, proof of responsibility for payment must be verified).
- Valid social security card, if you have it.
Where to apply?
Apply in person at Hal Marshall Building - 700 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202
On or after December 1, call 704-336-3000 option 1, then option 2 for more details.
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Detailed Information on the Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating & Air Repair & Replacement Program
The contracted provider for Mecklenburg County is Blue Ridge Community Action. You can contact them at 866-427-6452 ext 326
You Do Not have to own your own home to be eligible. Renters must have written permission from their landlord. Available for single family homes, apartments, condominiums and mobile homes.
Call 919-707-9198 for more information.