More help is on the way for those who struggle to pay their heating bills. The state has transferred $10 million from its weatherization program to its energy assistance program, which will help low-income residents pay their heating bills.
Tim Brewer with Energy Services, Incorporated says a growing number of people are coming forward looking for help with paying their heating bills. His company will help administer the money, and there has already been a record number of applications for help.
Brewer says the program helps to keep people from being forced from their home, simply because they can’t afford to keep the heat on when the weather gets cold.
New income eligibility guidelines mean that more people may qualify for the help. Brewer says those who may not have qualified in the past should check again.