Heating bill assistance available

The 2017-2018 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.

Applications will be taken now through April 30, 2018. The program is not designed to pay a households total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type and type of heating fuel, among others.

Those who have applied and have been approved for this winter season cannot reapply.

For more information and an appointment in Hamilton County, call Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 832-6451, 711 Seneca St., Webster City.