ASHEVILLE – Winter is just around the corner and Eblen Charities wants to make sure no one gets left out in the cold. The crisis charity started administering the Federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program for Buncombe County Dec. 1.
With this fund, many who seek heating assistance through the cold winter months can get additional help, Bill Murdock, executive director of the nonprofit, said last month just before the charity started distributing utility assistance to families in crisis.
LIEAP is a federally funded program that provides a one-time payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. Income qualifying families, which have someone who is 60-years-old or older, or someone living with a disability, are eligible to receive benefits through March 31.
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