The Partnership for Community Action, Inc. (PCA) is accepting applications for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Seniors ages 65 and older as well as those who are medically homebound may apply now. The general public application period will begin Dec. 5.
The program is available to residents in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, and Walton counties who heat their homes with natural gas, electricity, propane, wood, kerosene, or coal. Eligible applicants must meet the income guidelines of 60% of the median household income for Georgia, and provide the following information:
Proof of income for all household members 18 and older for the last 30 days; 90 days, if irregular income. If no income, a Zero Income Form will be provided at your appointment. All household members with no income must be present during the appointment time to complete this form.
Most recent home heating bill.
Most recent electric bill.
Verification of Social Security cards for all household members or some other legal proof of Social Security number. Tax returns are not an acceptable document. A secure and verifiable document is needed for the person applying for the household to prove identity and citizenship.
Bringing copies of these documents, along with the originals, will expedite wait time at application intake.
To schedule an appointment, call 404-537-4300 or go online at www.pcaction.org.
For safety and health reasons, the PCA is discouraging walk-in applicants and does not permit long lines from forming outside the building.
Eligible participants may receive a one-time payment per program year of $310 or $350, depending on family income.
Funding for the LIHEAP program is provided by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Public Service Commission and H.E.A.T.