As of October 1st, Low Income families with young children may begin applying for winter heating assistance. The state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, helps families warm as they struggle to pay their bills. The program’s Gail Hedges explains how it works.
Eligible families with kids ages 5 and under are encouraged to apply soon rather than later since LIHEAP funds are limited. For a list of agencies where you can visit www.liheapillinois.com or call 1-877-411-WARM.