LIHEAP Crisis Program Helps Families Thrive in Their Everyday Lives

Enrollment Period EXTENDED for Crisis Component of its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

  Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission has additional resources available in 2019 to assist families with their utility bills. NKCAC strives to empower people to move out of crisis to thrive in their everyday lives. If you, or someone you know has received a disconnect notice from a utility company, are past due for metered utilities, or are within four days of running out of a bulk fuel source such as wood, coal, kerosene, or fuel oil, you may be eligible for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Component. Elizabeth is a single working mother of three, and is expecting her fourth child this year. She heard about LIHEAP Crisis from her mother, who had used the program in the past, and decided to apply for assistance. “To be honest, I thought it was a long shot, but was overwhelmed and happy that they were able to help me,” she says. She shared that it was hard for her to ask for help, but decided it was worth a shot to see if this assistance could be provided for her family. “[NKCAC] didn’t make me feel bad for asking,” Elizabeth shares, “everyone was so kind and sweet about everything.” The LIHEAP Crisis Component is now open through April 30, 2019, or until all funds are expended—whichever comes first. It operates on a first-come first-served basis, so don’t delay contacting us for help. In order to apply, you’ll need these items ready:
  • Proof of ALL household income (Social Security, SSI, Railroad Retirement, and VA Pension can ONLY be verified from award/benefit letter issued by the Social Security Administration)
  • Proof of all household member’s income from the previous month
  • Current electric bill —OR— Current bill or invoice with an account number for bulk fuel (propane/fuel oil
  • Social Security cards for everyone in the home
  Contact the NKCAC’s quick and easy appointment scheduler at 859-439-4004 and follow the prompts, or schedule online at nkcac.cascheduler.com