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Agencies offer low-income home energy assistance

Applications will be taken starting Nov. 1 for the 2017-18 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

Agencies will be taking applications from Nov. 1 through April 30, 2018.

To make application in Clarke County, contact South Central Iowa Community Action Program in Osceola at 641-342-2101.

Applicants will need to furnish some form of identification, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past 30 days or for the past calendar year.

The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel and other factors.

Eligibility for participation is established according to the federal income guidelines shown in the chart above:

This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type and type of heating fuel, among others.

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