CADC accepting LIHEAP applications in several counties | News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will begin crisis intervention assistance to families with disconnect notices in the Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program. Applications will be accepted in 12 counties in central and south Arkansas. Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted until funds are depleted.
To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within 7 days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.
CADC encourages households to attend mass application assistance days to apply for assistance; however, the program will continue to accept both crisis and regular LIHEAP applications after the mass intake days, until funds have been depleted.
Mass Intake Days:
Pulaski County: Monday, Feb. 25 and Tuesday, Feb 26, 9 am until 1 pm at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, Arts and Crafts Building, 2600 Howard Street in Little Rock. Applications may be limited based on staff availability. For more information, call 501-603-0909.
Clark County: Monday, Feb. 25, 9 am until 1 pm at the Clark County Fairgrounds, Extension Homemakers Building, Hwy 67 South in Arkadelphia. For more information, call 870-246-8089.
Hot Spring County: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1 pm until 4 pm at the Malvern Community Center, 1800 W. Moline in Malvern. For more information, 501-337-8401.
Union County: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 8 am until Noon at the TAC House, 1101 North West Avenue in El Dorado. For more information, call 870-864-0067.
Lonoke County: Wednesday, Feb 27, 9 am until 1 pm at the Lonoke Community Center, 1355 Front Street in Lonoke. For more information, call 501-676-0019, or 1-800-406-5562.
Saline County: Thursday, Feb. 28, 9 am until 1 pm at Gene Moss Building (Tyndall Park), 913 E. Sevier Street in Benton. For more information, call 315-1121.
Columbia County: Thursday, February 28, 9 am until 1 pm at the Jimmie "Red" Jones Community Center, 231 S. Frederick in Magnolia. For more information, call 870-234-6444.
Ouachita County: Friday, March 1, 9 am until 1 pm at the Carnes Park, Teen Town Building, 955 Adams in Camden. For more information, call 870-836-3200.
In other counties, applications will BE ACCEPTED ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:
In Calhoun County, applications will be accepted each Thursday, beginning February 28, 8:30 a.m. until noon at the CADC Calhoun County Office, 210 S. Lee St. Call 870-798-2457 for more information.
In Dallas County, applications will be accepted Monday thru Wednesday, beginning February 25, 8 a.m. until Noon at the CADC Dallas County Office, 410 East 4th Street in Fordyce. Call 870-352-8894 for more information.
In Montgomery County, applications will be accepted each Wednesday, beginning February 27, 8 a.m. until Noon at the CADC Mt. Ida Senior Activity Center, 158 Senior Drive in Mt. Ida. For more information, call 870-867-0151.
In Pike County, applications will be accepted Mondays only, beginning February 25, from 8 a.m. until Noon at the Murfreesboro Senior Activity Center, 120 E. Court, Suite A. Call 870-285-2312 for more information. Applications will also be accepted on Tuesdays, beginning February 26, 8 a.m. until Noon at the Glenwood Senior Activity Center, 229 Betty Street in Glenwood. For more information, call 870-356-4212.
Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,481. Countable income includes check stubs, child support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSI, SSA, TEA, VAS and retirement benefits.
To apply for assistance, the household should bring proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for the previous month, proof of child support, proof of unemployment for all household members age 18 and older, proof of social security, retirement, pensions, workman's comp or disability, proof of utility allowance and if no income, proof of how bills are being paid. Social security numbers and birthdates for all household members are required. Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. Allow agency 35 days to make payment. For more information, call your local CADC office.
CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the "War on Poverty." The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. For more information, please contact your local CADC office.