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If you are within a certain income and need help paying your heating bills, or need money to make your house more energy efficient, or need funds for urgent repairs, call your local Community Action Agency. There are about 1,000 of them around the country to help neighborhoods. They will also come out and check if your home or apartment needs to be more energy efficient. To find an agency near you, contact National Association of Community Action Agencies, 1100 17th St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; 202-265-7546; Fax: 202-265-8850. Also, your local utility can provide you with or refer you to other programs in your area to analyze your energy usage, recommend energy saving measures, provide fuel and utility assistance to retain or restore service, establish payment discounts based on income and usage, or establish affordable payment plans if you are in arrears. Contact your local utility company to take advantage of these services.
Everyone won’t get $20,000 for just anything. But there are over 1,000 community action agencies that offer money to people in need for all kinds of reasons: day care, food, rent, housing, fuel bills, repairs, auto, etc. To find a community action agency near you contact Community Action Partnership, 1100 17th St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: 202-265-7546, fax: 202-265-8850
A family of 4 can be making close to $30,000 a year and still be eligible for a 2% interest loan from local their Community Action Agency. Some agencies also offer grants or are aware of other local organizations that provide grants. There are about 1,000 of them around the country to help neighborhoods. To find an agency near you, contact National Association of Community Action Agencies, 1100 17th St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, 202-265-7546; Fax: 202-265-8850