Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services has opened its crisis centers for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The center helps families in crisis situations who have had their utilities shut off. LIHEAP helps families get their utilities turned back on. The qualify for an emergency situation an applicant must have a household income at or less than 150 percents of the federal poverty income lever, or $21,855 for a family of two, proof of social security numbers for all household members and proof of gross income for a minimum of the last 90 days for all members of the household. The program will be operational until March 15, 2010. That date may change though depending on the availability of federal funds.