LiHEAP accepting applications for low-income utility assistance - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LiHEAP accepting applications for low-income utility assistance beginning Jan. 17

(Source: Louisiana Housing Corporation) (Source: Louisiana Housing Corporation)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) will be taking applications from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 from Calcasieu residents applying for financial assistance on electricity and gas utility expenses.

Based on 2015 - 2016 figures, more than 7,800 people parish-wide benefited from this program.

The program uses a resident's total income to determine eligibility, and priority is given to residents over 60, households with children under 5, and the disabled. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Interested residents must schedule an appointment through the program's call center at 337-721-4033.

Scheduled appointments will be given in the following communities on specified days and times.

Lake Charles
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Monday – Thursday

Sulphur
TBA

DeQuincy
9 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 
First and Third Tuesday of each month 

Westlake
9 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 
Third Monday of each month   

Vinton
9 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 
Second Tuesday of each month 

Iowa
9 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Fourth Thursday of each month

Starks
9 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 
Second Thursday of each month 

Bell City
9 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
First Monday of each month
 

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