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Wake approves heating-assistance funds

Posted January 13, 2009 5:55 p.m. EST
Updated January 14, 2009 7:33 a.m. EST

— Wake County commissioners Monday approved funding for emergency heating assistance. Commissioners made $813,283 available to eligible low-income households struggling to meet utility bills.

To apply for the aid, residents can call 919-212-7000 for an appointment.

Families earning up to 150 percent of the poverty level are eligible. In 2007, aid was made available for individuals making up to $15,000 and for families of four making up to $21,000.