EATONTOWN — LIHEAP emergency assistance may be the answer for households needing help to pay their utility and fuel bills. Federal funding is available through April 30 for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP.
Donna M. Blaze, CEO of the Affordable Housing Alliance, Eatontown, announced that emergency assistance may be the answer for households needing help with utility and fuel bills. Blaze said in a press release that the Affordable Housing Alliance has trained counselors on staff to help clients navigate quickly through the LIHEAP qualification and application process.
Even those who have previously applied elsewhere can be quickly recertified by working with the alliance staff.
Potential clients must be able to provide their most recent fuel bill or current pending shut-off notice as well as meet other qualifications. Required proof of income documentation includes utility bills, pay stub, Social Security, disability or unemployment insurance, proof of address and proof of U.S. citizenship.
Affordable Housing Alliance counselors are available to bring LIHEAP information to senior citizen groups, houses of worship and other community organizations, and administers the NJ Shares utility assistance program for those families earning more than LIHEAP allows. To apply or to learn more, call 732- 389-2204 or visit www.housingall.org.
The Affordable Housing Alliance is a nonprofit agency committed to developing affordable housing options and providing programs and services such as first-time home buyer assistance, foreclosure counseling, and home rental assistance and help with utility bills for residents of Monmouth and Ocean counties. For more information, visit www.housingall.org.