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Financial help still available for some Illinois residents struggling to pay heating bills

(Associated Press)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Project NOW announced its Low Income Housing Assistance program (LIHEAP) still has available funding for residents in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties struggling to pay their heating bills.

According to a news release, LIHEAP provides utility assistance to residents living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

The program is funded through the state and it provides one-time payments, a percentage of income payments, reconnection assistance and emergency furnace assistance.

Project NOW’s Executive Director, Dwight Ford, says the financial assistance will be available through next May or until funding is exhausted.

“Many people continue to struggle financially to meet the basic needs of their household due to the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ford said. " We want individuals and families to know that we are here to provide support and resources during this difficult season.”

Residents must call their local Project NOW office to schedule an appointment.

Project NOW Office Locations:

  • Rock Island Office- 309-793-6391
  • Henry County- 309-852-4565
  • Senior Center- 309-788-6335
  • Mercer County- 309-582-2644

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