The hot summer can be unbearable, especially for low-income families struggling to make ends meet. The city of Louisville, Kentucky, recognizes the importance of providing relief to its residents during these challenging times. To alleviate the burden of high energy and water bills, the city is now accepting applications for its summer subsidy programs. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Summer Subsidy Cooling Component and the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) are aimed at assisting those in need with cooling and water expenses.
Those who wish to apply to receive money from the LIHEAP funds must meet a pack of requirements that are essential to receive the OK. First of all, and only for this particular case, they must be residents of Jefferson County and, at the same time, have a household income that does not exceed 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. Furthermore, keep reading and learn if you fulfil the requirements.
Additional requirements to qualify for LIHEAP in Jefferson County, Kentucky
To apply, you will also be asked for proof of Social Security numbers or Permanent Residence Card (Green Card), of all household members. You will also have to provide documents that show what the income of the entire household, of all the members, for the previous month is. For example, you could attach (if you are a beneficiary) food stamps, Social Security award letter, pay stubs, or any other proof of income of $0. Zero Income forms are available at LIHEAP locations or on the official website, clicking here.
Additionally, you will be asked to provide the most current electric bill, water/wastewater bill, or statement from your landlord if electric and/or water/wastewater is included in your rent, or statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Electric Program. Remember to write your account number, that must be entitled to the person applying.
You and your family could claim a one-time payment to pay for your energy bills ranging between $50 and $250, depending on the household’s characteristics. The LIHWAP can likewise provide a one-time check if you’re having problems paying for the water service.
Where to start your application for LIHEAP in Louisville
As of 2023, there are seven locations where you can start your application. Checkout the list so you might get to know which one is closer to your residence:
- South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 40215
- Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 40211
- Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place,1411 Algonquin Pkwy., 40210
- Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave., 40218
- Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 3410 Lees Lane, 40216
- Northwest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St., 40212
- Charmoli Neighborhood Place, 9100 Marksfield Rd., Ste. 100, 40222