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Agency has more money for help with heating bills

From staff reports

POSTED: March 18, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has announced that it has additional funds available for the 2007 Heating Program.

Households that have not received assistant with the Heating Program since Nov. 1 may call for an appointment. The Georgia Department of Human Resources will help pay heating costs for gas, electricity or propane. One-time payments will be made by checks issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households.

Eligibility for the program is based on the income of everyone living in the home. All eligible households must be responsible for their home heating bill.

When applying for assistance, persons will be required to show verification of all household income received within the past 30 days (check stubs, public assistance checks, unemployment checks, etc.), verification of Social Security numbers for everyone in the home and the most recent home heating bill.

All interested applicants are asked to contact Ninth District Opportunity Inc. at 770-534-8826. No walk-ins. Additional information is available online at


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