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Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible low-income families pay their heating bills.

Applications for this program are taken from December through March. Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st.

Eligibility Requirements:

A household that applies must:

  • Have income at or below 130% of the current poverty level.
  • Have reserves at or below $2,250
  • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria. Income limits vary by household size.

Appointment Procedure

Application for services are taken at Eblen Charities beginning in December. For more information call (828) 255-3066.

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Public Assistance / Economic Services

Contact

Phillip Hardin
CSS Program Administrator
P: (828) 250-5592

Call Center
P: (828) 250-5500
F: (828) 250-6235

Economic Services / Public Assistance
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

Health & Human Services
PO Box 7408
Asheville, NC 28802

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