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Louisville's Low Income Home Energy Program Accepting Early Registration

Jefferson County’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, is now accepting early registration for elderly and disabled residents facing utility cutoffs.Officials expect a turnout similar to last year when around 3,700 people pre-registered for the program. The federally funded program LIHEAP has been around for years. It provides a one-time payment to low-income applicants, which is used to pay for utilities.In all, more than 10,000 residents received between $34 to $150 last year.Debbie Belt helps the city administer LIHEAP. She said eligible elderly and disabled residents may begin reregistering now, and all eligible applicants can register at the end of October. “It’s a one-time subsidy, so even those who apply in October they’re just pre-registering but their funds will not be posted until November 5, or after, to their LGE account or utility provider because that’s when the program officially begins,” said Belt.Last year, Jefferson County’s LIHEAP spent $1.3 million.  Residents not meeting the pre-registration guidelines will be able to apply beginning Oct. 31 at the central Community Action Partnership (CAP) office at 819 Barret Avenue.Applicants looking to pre-register must bring the following:

  • Picture ID for head of household 
  • Proof of all household income for the preceding month (food stamp award letter, pay stubs, etc.).  All individuals 18 or over in the household with no income must have a Proof of No Income form completed prior to applying for benefits. (Available at the CAP office at 810 Barret or athttp://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Community+Services/LIHEAP.htm)
  • Social Security card(s) or official documentation with social security numbers or Permanent Resident Card Numbers for everyone living in the household. 
  • Most recent heating bill or verification from landlord that heating expenses are included in the rent (i.e. lease agreements).

Residents who meet the early registration requirements may apply at the following locations: -Mon., Oct.1 Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave., Lou., KY 40218, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Tues., Oct. 2 Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Ave., Lou., KY 40211, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Wed., Oct. 3 Portland Community Center, 640 North 27th St., Lou., KY 40212, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Thurs., Oct. 4 Shively Senior Center, 3901 Wayside Dr., Lou., KY 40216, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Fri., Oct. 5 Flaget Community Center, 4425 Greenwood Ave., Lou., KY 40211, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Mon., Oct. 8 Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Ln.., Lou., KY 40272, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Wed., Oct. 10 Baxter Community Center, 1125 Cedar Ct., Lou., KY 40203, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Thurs., Oct. 11 California Community Center, 1600 West St. Catherine, Lou., KY 40210, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Fri., Oct. 12 Wilderness Road, 8111 Blue Lick Rd., Lou., KY 40219, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Fri., Oct. 12 Watson-Powell, 1836 Heafer Rd., Lou., KY 40223, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. -Mon., Oct. 15 Shelby Park Community Center, 600 East Oak St., Lou., KY 40203, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Tues., Oct. 16 Parkhill Community Center, 1703 South 13th St., Lou., KY 40210, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Wed., Oct. 17 Oak & Acorn, 631 South 28th St., Lou., KY 40211, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Thurs., Oct. 18 Beechmont Community Center, 205 West Wellington Ave., Lou., KY 40214, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Fri., Oct 19 Allgeier Community Center, 4104 Cadillac Ct., Lou., KY 40213, 8:30 10:30 a.m. -Mon., Oct. 22 Presbyterian Community Center, 701 South Hancock, Lou., KY 40203, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Tues., Oct. 23 Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Rd., Lou., KY 40299, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Wed., Oct. 24 Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center, 607 South 37th St, 40211, 8:30-11:30 a.m. -Thurs., Oct. 25 South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd., Lou., KY 40208, 8:30-11:30 a.m.