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Low-income residents offered energy help

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Home Energy Assistance Program is available to low-income households. Assistance is provided as long as funds are available to the program.

There is a limited benefit amount available to each applicant for each calendar year. Under HEAP the amount applied toward your electric or natural gas bill will be determined by the state of California based on the size of your household, total household income, and household energy burden. The payment will appear as a credit on your electric or natural gas bill in two to three months.

Weatherization assistance is provided free to low-income individuals who are eligible for services. This benefit is intended to improve energy efficiency in your dwelling and is based on those services identified as energy-efficient by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program as contracted with the California State Department of Community Services and Development. Energy efficient measures are identified through inspection of the dwelling and implemented as the contract allows.

Eligibility for weatherization is based on low-income status. You must provide verification of your household income, the source of that income, and secure any permission necessary in the case of rental units. Weatherization services are determined on a priority basis and by income eligibility.

Call the El Dorado County Department of Human Services at (530) 573-3490 to see if you qualify.