CCA offering heating assistance


Helping low-income families with heating bills

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Office of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. (CCA) is currently assisting low-income families with home energy heating bills and a variety of other programs and services. Applications are taken Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 201 E. Main Street, Suite A, Union, SC 29279.

Eligible families can receive assistance with their home heating bills up to $1,000 through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Additional services include HVAC unit repairs or replacement. The General Emergency Assistance Program (GEAP) assists households with water bills, rent or mortgage bills. Self-sufficiency programs provide tuition for educational certificates, job training, employment, medicine and child care.

Eligible households may be served twice during the program year. Household income for one person cannot exceed $1,471.25 and the household income for two persons cannot exceed $1,991.25. Add $520 for each additional person in the household to help determine eligibility. Income guidelines vary for LIHEAP and GEAP programs.

In accordance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, CCA is currently celebrating fifty years of promoting self-sufficiency to enhance economic stability for citizens with limited income. CCA is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote self-reliance of low-income individual and families by forming partnerships which will provide a systematic reduction of the causes and conditions of poverty.

Required documents are listed below. For more information, please contact Union County Carolina Community Actions at 864-427-0336.

Required Documents

Energy Bills

1. South Carolina picture ID with current address is required for all program services

2. Social Security cards for all household members

3. Proof of total gross household income for the last 30 days:

• Weekly, Bi-monthly or monthly check stubs

• 2015 Social Security Benefits Award Letter

• UI (Unemployment Insurance) benefits printout and a current job search

4. Energy bills (must be in the name of the applicant or a household member)

5. A receipt indicating disallowed fees on the energy bill are paid (outdoor lights, round up fees, etc.)

HAVC Units

Above Items 1-3:

4. Copy of a current energy bill

Mortgage, Rent, Water Assistance

Above Items 1-3:

4. Eviction Notice from the landlord/magistrate’s office, Rental Assistance Affidavit, IRS W9 Form (for new landlords)

5. Lease Agreement (must include names of all household members)

6. A receipt or money order for the amount CCA cannot pay.

This story was submitted by Diane Wells, Community Services Liasion, Carolina Community Actions, Inc.

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Helping low-income families with heating bills

This story was submitted by Diane Wells, Community Services Liasion, Carolina Community Actions, Inc.

This story was submitted by Diane Wells, Community Services Liasion, Carolina Community Actions, Inc.

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