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Mid-Sioux offers heating assistance

West Lyon Herald of Inwood, Iowa

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Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc. will be taking applications through April 29, 2016 for the 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.

In an effort to better assist clients with their application and to eliminate waiting in line at outreach offices, applications are being taken by appointment only again this year. Call one of the numbers listed below or 800-859-2025 to schedule an appointment.

Applicants will need to furnish a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, original Social Security or I-94 card for each house

Id member, and proof all household members' gross income for the past calendar year (Federal Income Tax Return), the past three months (13 weeks) or for the past 12 months.

This program is not designed to pay a household's total energy costs. It will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors including household income, household size, and type of heating fuel. After a household is approved for assistance, a one-time payment will be made to the primary fuel vendor. Payments will be credited on a first come/first served basis as the Iowa Department of Human Rights makes funds available. All payments are subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility for participation is established according to the following federal income guidelines:

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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