(MIAMI, March 28, 2013) -- Low-income individuals can receive assistance with their utility costs through the Community Action and Human Services Department Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning on Monday, April 1, 2013. To qualify, applicants must not exceed 150% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. Qualified applicants facing a crisis situation may be eligible to receive up to a $600 payment toward their outstanding electric or gas bills. Regular energy applications may receive between $150-$300 dollar payment applied to their utility bill.
LIHEAP applications are available at Community Service Centers, Monday through Friday 8 AM-5 PM. Applications and a listing of Community Service Centers are available online at http://www.miamidade.gov/socialservices/housing-assistance-energy.asp. For additional information call (786) 469-4600.