Line forms overnight for energy assistance program

Line forms overnight for energy assistance program

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - People are waiting in line outside of the Savannah Civic Center hoping to get some financial help from the Economic Opportunity Authority of Savannah through their Energy Assistance Program.

Starting Monday, applications will be taken by walk-in only on eligible low-income families on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 8 a.m. at the Savannah Civic Center.

The line for the energy assistance began forming around 9 a.m. Sunday, and continued to grow overnight.

According to EOA, the program will run only until the funds run out and the funds are limited.

Information required for the application:

  • Written proof of the total household income for the last 30 days.
  • Social Security numbers cards for all household members.
  • The most recent heating bill.
  • Proof of age (required for the elderly 65 years and over).
  • Authorization statement if someone else is applying for the applicant.
  • The name of the person authorized to apply for the applicant must be included in the note, along with the signature of the applicant.

The Energy Assistance Program is a federally-funded program that assists low-income households with their heating bill.

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