|St. Bernard Parish Housing Office announces availability of low income energy assistance (LIHEAP)|
|Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:05|
Applicants can begin calling on January 21, 2014
St. Bernard Parish Government Department of Housing and Redevelopment is announcing the availability of funds dedicated to assist St. Bernard Parish residents, only, who are eligible low income households with their energy costs. Applicants will be seen by appointment ONLY. Appointments will be set on a first come first serve basis. Walk-ins will NOT be seen. There are reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities, call our office to request reasonable accommodations. Applicants may begin calling for appointments on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. NO appointments will be made before Tuesday, January 21st. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE. APPOINTMENTS MUST BE SET WITH A STAFF MEMBER. Appointments will be set for Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.
The first phase of appointments will be set for January 27th – March 21, 2014. On March 21, 2014, available funding will be reassessed and a second phase of appointments will be made available. If a third phase is needed, a second Public Announcement will be made.
An eligible household is one whose total monthly income is below the levels listed below, and who have not received a previous benefit within the past six months. Applicants with a DISCONNECT notice and who have not received a benefit for a disconnect notice in the past 12 months may also apply.
Applicants may schedule an appointment by calling 504-278-4468 and selecting option #3. NO one will be seen without an appointment.
Applicants must fill out an application, and provide, at a minimum, the following documentation:
1. Drivers License of State ID of applicant and head of household
2. Social Security cards for all members of the household
3. Proof of income for all members of the household including anyone in the household over 18*
4. Copy of the energy bill (assistance is provided for Entergy and Atmos ONLY, no water)
5. Secondary proof of residency if the address on the ID does not match the service address
6. Current Award Letter for food stamps (if applicable)
7. Current Utility Allowance if the applicant is on the HCV Program
*Anyone in the household over the age of 18 who is unemployed will be required to fill out and sign a "Zero Income" form, and it must be completed in order for the application to be processed.
Applicants without complete documentation will not be processed, and will have to call for a second appointment.
If it is determined that additional documentation is required, the applicant will have 5 working days to return the proper documentation, before the application is denied for lack of documentation. All information is subject to verification. Intentional misrepresentation of information may result in criminal prosecution.
St. Bernard Parish Housing and Redevelopment is located at: 2009 Esteban St., Arabi, LA 70032.