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Georgians can get home heating assistance

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

November 17, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As the temperatures take a dive, Georgians may be able to get help paying their home heating bills.

The Department of Human Resources got more than $74-million in federal money to assist low-income, elderly and disabled Georgians. Agencies are already accepting applications from the elderly and homebound.

Other eligible families can apply beginning on December 1st for up to $350 in assistance. To participate in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, families must meet a yearly income equal to or less than 150-percent of the federal poverty guidelines.  

Assistance will be given on a first-come first-serve basis. You have to apply in person at a community action agency. There are three in our area, located in Moultrie, Valdosta and Waycross. To qualify, you need to provide proof of income and your most recent fuel bill.

Here are the nearest Community Action Agencies:  

Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, Inc.

Moultrie, Georgia Phone: 229-985-3610

Coastal Plain Area Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc.

2601 Bemiss Road, Suite L

Valdosta, GA 31602

Phone: 229-244-7860

Concerted Services, Inc.

Waycross, Georgia

Phone: 912-285-6083