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New social services program to bring services directly to seniors and persons with disabilities in Hialeah

MIAMI (August 25, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) announces “Direct Services for Hialeah Seniors and Persons with Disabilities,” a new program by which the County (CAHSD) is bringing its utility assistance program (Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP) directly to those who need it most.  The program is designed to bring services to clients who reside in senior affordable housing facilities in Hialeah.   

The goal of this program is to ensure that the elderly and persons with disabilities have increased access to utility assistance, relieving them from having to travel to CAHSD Community Resource Centers and eliminating long lines.  CAHSD will host site visits at affordable senior housing facilities in the City of Hialeah, where demand for this service is at an all-time high.  

“Clients are eligible for up to $475 per year in utility assistance, and for many of our seniors living in affordable housing, this will cover their energy costs for the entire year,” said CAHSD Director Lucia Davis-Raiford.  “We’re excited to bring this much needed service directly to some of our most vulnerable residents.”  


Who:
Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County; Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., District 13; Carlos Hernández, Mayor, City of Hialeah; and Community Action and Human Services Department
What:
“Direct Services for Hialeah Seniors and Persons with Disabilities” Program Launch
When:
August 26, 2016 — 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Where:
Pureta del Sol
1765 West 42nd Place
Hialeah, FL. 33012
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