Program offers elderly assistance with heating bills



Elderly residents needing assistance paying home heating bills can apply for funding this week in Richmond County.

All household members must be 65 years or older to qualify for the Energy Assistance Program of the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority Inc.

To qualify, a homeowner must be responsible for home heating costs and be a U.S. citizen or a legally admitted alien.

Household income must be at or below 160 percent of Georgia’s poverty level, which is $21,504 for one person or $28,116 for two people.

Richmond County residents may apply between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. until Friday at the May Park Center, 622 Fourth St., and the Bernie Ward Center, 1941 Lumpkin Road.

Applications will be taken the same hours until Nov. 10 at Henry H. Brigham Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road

Take a copy of Social Security cards and proof of income for everyone in the household. The person applying must have photo identification and a document showing proof of age.