CCA assists with home energy bills


For low-income families in Union County

Special to The Union Times



Image courtesy of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. The Union County office of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. is taking applications to assist low-income families with home energy cooling bills and a variety of other programs and services.


UNION COUNTY — Low-income families in Union County can get assistance with paying their energy bills and with other energy-related issues from Carolina Community Actions, Inc.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Union County Office of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. (CCA) announced that it is currently taking applications to assist low-income families with home energy cooling bills and a variety of other programs and services.

The press release states that “households may be assisted with home energy bills up to $1,000, HVAC unit repairs or replacements, air conditioner units. Other programs and services include rental assistance, General Education Degrees (GED), tuition for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), job training, child care, medical prescriptions, nutrition education and food vouchers.

Applications are taken Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union County CCA office at 201 East Main Street, Suite A, Union, SC.

The press release states that “family households must be income eligible and provide documentation to qualify.”

Familes interested in applying for the assistance are askd to call the Union County Community Actions office at 864-427-0336.

About CCA

Carolina Community Actions, Inc. LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and GEAP (General Emergency Assistance Program) is funded through the Department of Health and Human Services and administered through the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) in Columbia, SC. 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.

Documentation

CCA can provide Non-Emergency Assistance; Emergency Assistance; and Mortgage, Rent, Water Assistanceto qualified low-income families. The following documents are required to obtain these tyes of assistance:

Non-Emergency Assistance

Non-Emergency Assistance is provided where there is no past due bill.

1. South Carolina picture ID with current address

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

• 2017 Social Security Benefits Award Letter

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

4. Copy of the current unpaid energy bill (must be in the name of the applicant or a household member)

Emergency Assistance

Emergencies include bills that are within 5 days of disconnect, decrease in income, extreme weather conditions, and other unforeseen incidents.

1. South Carolina picture ID with current address

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

• 2017 Social Security Benefits Award Letter

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

4. Last 3 (three) energy bills from utility vendor (a current stamped-account history printout

may be required for various vendors)

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

Mortgage, Rent, Water Assistance

1. South Carolina picture ID with current address

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

• 2017 Social Security Benefits Award Letter

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

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.

Image courtesy of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. The Union County office of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. is taking applications to assist low-income families with home energy cooling bills and a variety of other programs and services.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Carolina-Community-Actions.jpgImage courtesy of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. The Union County office of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. is taking applications to assist low-income families with home energy cooling bills and a variety of other programs and services.
For low-income families in Union County

Special to The Union Times

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