Officials with Louisville’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – or LIHEAP – expect more than a thousand people to participate in its pre-registration process. Pre-registration for the program started today.
Pre-registration is only for Louisvillians who are disabled or elderly AND are fixed-income – in other words, receiving social security, SSI, pension or black lung benefits. LIHEAP Supervisor Andrew Bates says home heating costs are expected to be higher this year, but it doesn’t change subsidies offered in November and December.
“It’s going to affect the overall demand for people who will seek assistance, but during the subsidy period, in November and December, it will not affect the amount of assistance they receive,” says Bates.
Last year, LIHEAP provided assistance to more than nine-thousand families. Starting in January, the program goes into ‘crisis’ phase, helping only people who are facing electricity shutoffs.
Locations for LIHEAP Pre-Registration are:
- Dumeyer Community Center, 1644 Squires Dr. Monday, Oct. 6
- Baxter Community Center, 1125 Cedar Court Tuesday, Oct. 7
- Presbyterian Community Center, 701 S. Hancock St. Wednesday, Oct. 8
- Parkhill Community Center, 1703 S. 13th St. Thursday, Oct. 9
- Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave. Friday, Oct. 10
- Sylvania Community Center, 6650 Sylvania Rd. Monday, Oct. 13
- Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 14
- Portland Community Center, 640 N. 27th St. Wednesday, Oct. 15
- South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd. Thursday, Oct. 16
- Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Ct. Friday, Oct. 17
- Shelby Park Community Center, 600 E. Oak St. Monday, Oct. 20
- Beechmont Community Center, 205 W. Wellington Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 21
- California Community Center, 1600 W. St. Catherine St. Wednesday, Oct. 22
- Flaget Community Center, 4425 Greenwood Ave. Thursday, Oct. 23
- Shawnee Community Center, 607 N. 37th St. Friday, Oct. 24