Area IV Agency helping with the heat

People in the Greater Lafayette area can get help with their energy bills this winter. The Area IV Agency Energy Assistance program is accepting applications through February.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 5:33 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2017 5:53 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — People in the Greater Lafayette area can get help with their energy bills this winter.
The Area IV Agency Energy Assistance program is accepting applications through February.

Low-income families or individuals can apply call the agency and get the application in the mail.
Last year, the program helped more than 4,000 clients in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe and White Counties.
Executive Director Elva James says people need to apply now and not wait until temperatures drop.

"If you're a disabled person or with children, the idea of not having heat in the middle of the winter is very scary. It's kind of an urgent need," said James.

Executive Director Elva James says, fortunately, signing up is now easier.
"Some of the thing from the past that we had to do, we no longer have to do. The process is simpler. So we're hoping that way we can work through the people that need the assistance quicker and reach people that we haven't reached before," said James.

Homeowners who qualify can also apply to get their houses weatherized. A crew comes to your home and makes your house more energy efficient.
For more information head to WLFI.com and click here.

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