Iowa Utilities Board Urging Eligible Residents to Apply for Heating Assistance

The Iowa Utilities Board is encouraging Iowans to apply for winter heating assistance.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residents will pay more to heat their homes this winter, with natural gas prices up 28-percent and electricity up ten-percent from last year.

Financial assistance is available through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications open to the public beginning November 1st. Homes with residents over 60, disabled residents, and those in crisis of immediate utility disconnection can apply now.

More information is available by contacting Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Local residents can apply at the UDMO office in Storm Lake.



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