NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) until March 31. The program provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families pay their energy expenses.
“Social Services still has around $186,000 left to help residents with their energy expenses, which includes gas and electric bills,” said Social Services Manager Leslie Smiley. “With the warmer weather lately, households may not be using their heating systems as much; but the energy bill can still be a burden on a family. This program helps to alleviate that burden for our residents.”
Households must be responsible for their energy expenses and meet income and other eligibility criteria to qualify for LIEAP. If eligible, payments are made directly to the energy provider.
Applications will be taken for any eligible household until March 31, as long as funds are available. Energy bill and verification of all household income must be provided at the time of application.
Applications must be done in person at the Department of Social Services, located at 1650 Greenfield Street. For more information, contact Social Services at 910-798-3400.
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