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Sun Feb 15
Emergency Home Heating Help..
...the bitter cold is draining the resources of some of your neighbors.
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We are experiencing record low temperatures. If you or someone you know is without heat, act immediately.

Qualifying individuals and families encountering a home heating emergency can now apply to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Grant program for assistance.

The crisis grant is specifically reserved for emergency situations, including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or being in danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated. In most counties, assistance with home heating crisis situations is available 24 hours a day.

In addition to the crisis grant, LIHEAP offers home heating assistance for low-income families struggling to pay heating bills. Eligible Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to apply for this program.

For more information, please contact the Bucks County Assistance Office at 1-800-362-1291 or contact the LIHEAP hotline at 1-800-616-7095, Monday through Friday (individuals with hearing impairments may call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886).

(This information was copied from the email newsletter of PA Rep M. Quinn)