The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority announced Monday that they are extending the application date for the 2017-18 Winter Assistance Program through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program to June 1st.
Authority Executive Director jacob Sipe say they know there are Hoosiers out there who still need help paying their utility bills, therefore he says they are extending their deadline, which is usually in mid-May, to ensure that individuals in need of assistance can apply.
The Community Development Authority is encouraging community-based organizations under contract with them (referred to as Local Service Providers) to do outreach during these Spring months to ensure everyone that might be eligible for the program has an opportunity to apply.
These Local Service Providers cover all 92 Indiana counties. Individuals seeking assistance can apply in person, on-line or through a mail-in or at another subcontractor at the location that services their county.
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program Block Grant is a non-competitive, federally funded block grant offered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The energy assistance program provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain their home utility services.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, chaired by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. For more information, visit www.ihcda.in.gov or www.in.gov/myihcda.