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LIHEAP application period to begin Sept. 1

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Housing Authority will launch its Low Income Home Energy Assistance program on Sept. 1.

This program will make funds available to low-income families to assist them with their utility bills, so they can keep their homes heated.

Through LIHEAP, a state- and federally funded energy assistance program, utility bill payments are made on behalf of households with incomes of up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level.

Income limits are based on the previous 30 days of the date of application and vary by household size. For example, the income limits range from $1,396 for a single person to $2,881 for a family of four.

There is a priority period from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. During that time, only elderly and disabled people may be assisted. People who are disconnected from electric utility service are able to call at this time also.

Eligible families are able to apply Nov. 1 through the end of May 2014 or until funds are depleted.

Applications will be made by appointment only.

More information about this program and other McHenry County Housing Authority programs may be found at www.mchenrycountyhousing.org. Interested families and individuals should call the McHenry County Housing Authority at 815-338-7752.

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