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Audubon Provides Update on LIHEAP Assistance

Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. will offer Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) services to eligible individuals and families at or below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines that are responsible for home energy costs directly or an undesignated portion of rent.

The Subsidy component will begin on November 7, 2022 and run through December 16, 2022.  The Crisis component will begin on January 9, 2023 and run through March 31, 2023 or until funds have been expended, whichever comes first in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties.

Benefit amounts for the Subsidy Component will be based on the household poverty level and the type of fuel used for heating.  Applicants will need to provide proof of social security numbers or permanent residence card for each member of the household, proof of all household member’s income from the previous month, most current heating bill, statement from the landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent, statement from the utility company if participating in a pre-pay electric program and the account number and name on the account for main heating fuel sources and electric bill.

In addition to the eligibility requirements for Subsidy, applicants for the Crisis component must have received a past due/disconnect notice or be within 4 days of running out of fuel if wood, coal, propane, or kerosene is used for the heat source.  Crisis relief will be provided within 48 hours or 18 hours if facing a life threatening emergency.

Applications must be completed in person in an Audubon Area local office listed below.  Online applications will not be provided.  If you need special accommodations in order to apply, or an address of your respective county office, please contact your local Audubon Area office in the county where you reside.

Daviess – 270-686-1662

Hancock – 270-927-6500

Henderson – 270-826-6071

McLean – 270-273-3355

Ohio – 270-775-6145

Union – 270-389-3742

Webster – 270-639-5635

For more information on LIHEAP, please contact Stacey Melton, LIHEAP Manager, Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. 1800 West Fourth Street, Owensboro, 270-686-1662, or

This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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