NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Department of Social Services (DSS) is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) until March 29. The program provides a one-time utility payment to help eligible families pay their heating expenses.
DSS began accepting applications for LIEAP in December, and funding is still available to help residents with energy expenses, which include gas and electric bills.
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, as long as funds are available, through March 29, 2019. Residents are encouraged to bring an energy bill and verification of all household income at the time of application to ensure a quick process.
Applications are being taken at the Department of Social Services, located at 1650 Greenfield Street. For more information, contact Social Services at 910-798-3400 or visit the DSS website.