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NDO announces plans for 2013 Heating Program

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Pending the availability of federal funds, certain households in 15 northeast Georgia counties served by Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity may apply for assistance with home heating bills beginning November 1.

To be eligible, every household member must be 65 or older - or every member must be completely unable to leave the home due to health reasons.

The Georgia Department of Human Services will help pay heating costs for gas, electricity, coal or kerosene. One time payments will be made by checks issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households. Eligibility for the program is based on the income of everyone living in the home. All eligible households must be responsible for their home heating bill.

When applying for assistance, the applicant must provide verification of citizenship and verification of age for everyone in the home, verification of all household income received within the past 30 days (check stubs, public assistance checks, unemployment checks, etc.), verification of Social Security Numbers for everyone in the home, and the most recent home heating bill.

Qualifying households can receive a one-time payment of up to $350 for their primary heating source. The check will be sent to the supplier, not to individuals.

Depending on the availability of funds, the regular program will open to the general public on December 2.

Interested applicants should contact NDO after 8:30 a.m. by telephone on the date of the program they qualify for. No walk-ins. Additional information will be made available online at www.ndo.org.

These are the numbers for each county served by the office:

Hall - 770-534-8826

Banks - 706-677-3921

Barrow  770-536-3351

Clarke  800-822-0179

Dawson  706-265-3744

Forsyth  770-889-9420

Franklin  706-384-3495

Habersham  706-778-0075

Jackson  706-677-0028

Lumpkin  706-864-4637

Rabun  706-782-3704

Stephens  706-886-0211

Towns  706-896-4783

Union  706-745-6596

White -706-865-6220






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