SWHRA opens applications for energy bill help


Southwest Human Resource Agency is accepting applications for energy assistance to assist low-income families with utility costs through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program beginning July 2.

The agency said it is accepting applications for its regular assistance program Monday through Thursday during office hours by appointment only. Applications are not be accepted on Fridays.

Applications for Hardin County are being taken at the SWHRA Community Service Center at 885 Pickwick Road in Savannah.

Applicants must provide a copy of their government-issued identification, current proof of income, official documentation of Social Security numbers for every member of household, a 12 month summary from all of your heating and cooling energy suppliers. Applicants must bring all required documentation to the appointment meeting or the application will not be accepted at that time.

Call 731-925-5405 to schedule an appointment.

Crisis Assistance does not require an appointment.

To qualify for crisis assistance, the low-income household must contain an elderly or disabled member, a child less than 6 years of age, or have documentation of a qualifying uncontrollable circumstance. Applicants must bring all required documentation along with a shut-off notice, or have less than a week supply of home-delivered fuels to have an application accepted.