10:01am

Thu December 15, 2011
The Commonwealth

Less Money for Emergency Utility Aid

A program that assists Kentucky households in jeopardy of having heating utilities shut off may get significantly less funding this winter. “We know that our crisis assistance funding, which starts in January, is going to be significantly less than last year,” said Florence Tandy, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, which administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP locally. This year’s funds are expected to last only two weeks, she said. The agency typically has enough to last three months.