Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

RE: LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM –LIHEAP

CONTACT: Karen Henry, LIHEAP Coordinator
Energy Assistance Office – Administration
Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation
PHONE: (563) 382-9608

NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION (NEICAC)
FAMILY SERVICE OFFICES STILL TAKING APPLICATIONS
FOR LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Family Service Offices are still taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through Monday, April 30, 2018. If your household applied for LIHEAP in the 2016-2017 LIHEAP program year, your applications can also be done online at: http://www.neicac.org/energy.html .

Again for this year – the household income eligibility has been raised from 150% of federal poverty level to 175%.

HOUSEHOLD INCOME MAXIMUMS 175% OF POVERTY
Household
Size One Month
Gross Income Annual
Gross Income
1 $1,759 $21,105
2 $2,368 $28,420
3 $2,978 $35,735
4 $3,588 $43,050
5 $4,197 $50,365
6 $4,807 $57,680
For households with more than six members, add $610 per 30 days or $7,315 annually for each additional member

This program is funded through the Iowa Department of Human Rights, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay a portion of their primary heating costs. All low-income Northeast Iowans are encouraged to apply, including senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Households burning wood or where heating is included as part of the rent may also be eligible for assistance.

(Please see below for office locations and telephone numbers)

For more information contact your local NEICAC (Community Action) Family Service Office or call the NEICAC central office in Decorah at (563) 382-9608.
(TO MEDIA – PLEASE ONLY USE THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW THAT ARE IN YOUR COVERAGE AREA)

Allamakee County – WAUKON 953 3rd Ave NW– (563) 568-4224 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
POSTVILLE 134 West Greene Street (Upper Explorerland building) (563) 864-3363 Thursday and Friday 8 – 11:30
Bremer County – WAVERLY 117 W. Bremer Ave. – (319) 352-4532 M-W-F from 8 to 12
Chickasaw County – NEW HAMPTON 910 E. Main– (641) 394-2007 M-W-F from 8 to 12
Clayton County – ELKADER Clayton Co. Office Building, 600 Gunder Rd NE (563) 245-2452 M-W-F 8 to 12
Fayette County – WEST UNION Courthouse basement (563) 422-3354 M and W from 8 to 12
OELWEIN 297 6th Ave SW (319) 283-2510 M-W-F 8 to 12
Howard County – CRESCO 204 2nd Ave E. (563) 547-4413 M-W-F 8 to 12
Winneshiek County – DECORAH 305 Montgomery (Smith Building) (563) 387-4958 M-W-F 8 to 12

“THIS PROGRAM IS NOT DESIGNED TO PAY A HOUSEHOLD’S TOTAL ENERGY COSTS. THE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE
SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE BASED ON SEVERAL FACTORS. THOSE FACTORS INCLUDE TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME,
HOUSEHOLD SIZE, DWELLING TYPE, AND TYPE OF HEATING FUEL, AMONG OTHERS.”

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