DHS Offering To Help Pay Heating Bills

12-2-05 - The state Department of Human Services is now taking applications for the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

DHS expects to have about eight million dollars to help low-income residents pay their heating bills this winter. The program helped 90-thousand families last year.

Applications are available through the department's county offices and will be accepted through December 20th.

Eligibility for assistance is based on household income and assets. A recent heating bill and proof of income information will be required for the application.

-- For more information: Contact DHS at (405) 521-3646 or visit www.okdhs.org/icounties.