A local community outreach program is assisting low income families with their utility bills.
Alison Rumler-Gomez, executive director of Community Action, indicates that LIHEAP helps low income families to manage their utility bills. They also offer counseling to help decrease their energy costs.
Gomez states that for the five county area they assist, Community Action has received less applications than usual due to the unseasonably warm weather. Community Action uses a large portion of the funds they receive to support LIHEAP. Gomez indicates that they have a few walk in appointments available the first week of March.
Applications for LIHEAP must be completed before the end of the fiscal year, June 30. For more information contact Community Action at (217) 935-2455 or visit their website, capcil.info.