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Wake County program can help with heating bills

Posted October 28, 2009

Wake County will begin accepting applications for the North Carolina Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Monday.

Eligible households can get a check from LIEAP for help in paying their winter heating costs.

Applications can be filed at:

Swinburne Human Services Building
220 Swinburne St., Raleigh
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 10, 2009, and Thursday, November 12, 2009, hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Southern Regional Center
130 N. Judd Parkway NE, Fuquay-Varina
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Eastern Regional Center
1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Northern Regional Center
350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest
Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*All offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, for Veteran's Day.

To be eligible for LIEAP, families must meet all of the following criteria:

Income of less than $2,022 per month for a family of four; assets cannot exceed $2,200; family must include a U.S. citizen or an eligible alien.

Emergency assistance for families facing disconnection of electricity or gas is available on a first-come, first-served basis for those with income up to 150 percent of the poverty level. Call 919-212-7000 for more information.

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  • jkca Nov 2, 2009

    yep, just one legal child in a house full of illegals will make eligibility requirements.

  • strawberrysw4 Oct 29, 2009

    "must include a U.S. citizen or an eligible alien"

    You have got to be kidding. All 4+ family members should be U.S Citizens!!!

  • scubasteve Oct 28, 2009

    So a bunch of illegals with a single anchor child will qualify. I have to work two full-time jobs. Thanks.

  • coolwill43 Oct 28, 2009

    “Income of less than $2,022 per month for a family of four; assets cannot exceed $2,200; family must include a U.S. citizen or an eligible alien.”
    What this says is that if your child was born in America even if the parent is not a citizen of this country and your income is less than $2.200 you are eligible. How unfair. This money will be gone quickly and legal American children, low income and elderly will suffer.

  • working for deadbeats Oct 28, 2009

    Here's how I keep my house heated. Step 1: go to my full time job and then go my 2nd, 3rd and 4th part time jobs. Step 2: Repeat step 1.

    The recession is over, so what's the problem??? I know it stinks to work, but that's what adults and people with FAMILIES just have to do.

  • working for deadbeats Oct 28, 2009

    I'll just go ahead and say that you're welcome to whoever get's this handout.