Energy Assistance Available for Orleans Parish Residents

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: ASHLEY THOMAS
Media Only: (504) 373-6372 | ashley.thomas@tca-nola.org

New Orleans, La- Total Community Action, Inc. will host several Super Low Income Home Energy Assistance Days for residents of Orleans Parish in need of utility assistance Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5, 2013. To be eligible, clients cannot have received assistance in the last six months.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help low-income households pay their heating and cooling bills as well as increase their energy self- sufficiency. The program targets people with the lowest income and the highest energy cost based on income and family size. Payment is made directly to the utility provider on behalf of the recipient.

TCA will assist families at the following locations starting at 9 a.m., until all available service slots have been exhausted, doors open at 8:30 a.m. :
Monday, April 1, 2013
New Orleans East
St. Maria Goretti Church
7300 Crowder Blvd.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Central City
First Emanuel Baptist Church
1829 Carondelet Street

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Treme
Sojourner Truth
2200 Lafitte Street

Thursday April 4, 2013
Algiers
NORDC Cut Off Playground
6600 Belgrade Street

Friday, April 5, 2013
Ninth Ward
St. Mary’s of the Angels
3501 N. Miro Street(enter on N. Tonti)

Utility assistance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments required. To be seen recipients must have all required documentation:
1. Picture I.D.
2. Social Security or legal proof (All members of the household)
3. Proof of Residence
a. Non- Public Housing: Deeds, Homestead Exemption, Lease, or Rent Reciepts
b. Public Housing & Section 8: Resident Worksheet (Full 2 pages from HANO office)
4. Proof of Income ALL INCOME MUST BE REPORTED. *If you have no income, please provide a contribution letter with picture ID of person contributing (The contributor cannot be a LIHEAP recipient) **
a. Last four Consecutive Check Stubs, Private Pension, or Unemployment
b. Benefits Award Letters 2013 (Social Security/ Veterans Pension),
c. Self-Employed ~Prior Tax Years Return
5. Food Stamp Print Out (Issuance must be within 30 days)
6. Energy Bill Print Out
7. Any household member 18 or older must be present unless on food stamp print out

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