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Where Marion County citizens can apply for assistance with winter heating

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Indianapolis, Indiana – On Monday, Marion County residents could start applying for financial aid to cover their winter heating costs.

The Winter Aid Fund of United Way of Central Indiana provides aid to individuals who are not eligible for federal energy assistance programs.

The United Way said on Wednesday that over 420 families received more than $224,000 in assistance from the program in 2022.

“The annual program is open to Marion County residents who earn too much to qualify for government energy assistance programs and whose income is up to 225% of the federal poverty guideline,” the United Way said in a news release. “For a one-person household, that’s a gross income between about $7,400 and $8,200 over the last three months. For a family of four, that’s a gross income between about $14,300 and $16,800 for the last three months.”

The initiative will end on May 31. The fund is supported by individual donations, Citizens Energy Group, AES Corp., and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

Applicants can be found at these locations:

• Burmese American Community Institute, 4925 Shelby St.
• Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, 8902 E. 38th St.
• Center Township Trustee’s Office, 300 E. Fall Creek Parkway North Drive.
• Concord Neighborhood Center, 1310 N. Meridian St.
• Edna Martin Christian Center, 2605 E. 25th St.
• Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, 2990 W. 71st St.
• Hawthorne Community Center, 2440 W. Ohio St.
• Jewish Family Service at the Reuben Center, 6905 Hoover Road.
• John Boner Neighborhood Centers, 2236 E. 10th St.
• Lawrence Township Office, 4455 McCoy St., Suite 100.
• MLK Center Indy, 40 W. 40th St.
• Pike Township Trustee’s Office, 5665 Lafayette Road.
• Warren Township Trustee’s Office, 501 N. Post Road.

Online resources are available for the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority’s Weatherization and Energy Assistance programs. On the website, users can search for their local provider by county on a map.

 

 

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