Heating assistance deadline April 15

Residents seeking assistance to pay winter heating bills now have until April 15 to submit their applications.

The Winter Crisis Program at WSOS, also known as the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program, is to continue to accept appointments until that time.

WCP provides one-time assistance to income-eligible residents to help them maintain their heating source by paying some of their heating bills.

The income limit this year to receive assistance through this program is 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Households with one person should earn no more than $5,026 or $10,303 for a four-person household in a 90-day period.

Appointments are required to apply for assistance through EHEAP. To make an appointment, call (888) 441-4327.