Local News

October 26, 2009

Heating assistance program opens on Nov. 2

The fiscal year 2010 Regular Energy Assistance Program will open on Nov. 2 with the beginning of the homebound/elderly application intake period.

Homebound households are defined as those in which every household member is confined to the home because of medical conditions or disabilities. Elderly households are defined as those in which every member is 65 years or older. If anyone in the household is under 18 and all the other household members are 65 or older, that household will meet the definition of elderly.

Low-income residents of Whitfield County who believe their household meets the definition of homebound or elderly should contact North Georgia Community Action’s Community Service Center at (706) 226-7241 beginning on Nov. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

All households participating must meet the income criteria; be responsible for paying the cost of energy for home heating directly to the supplier; and be U.S. citizens or legally admitted aliens, except for certain aliens admitted under section 210A or 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

To be eligible, households must have a projected annual gross income equal to or less than $21,458 for a one-person household; $28,061 for a two-person household; $34,663 for a three-person household; $41,266 for a four-person household; $47,868 for a five-person household; $54,471 for a six-person household; $55,709 for a seven-person household; or $56,947 for a household of eight. For households with nine or more persons, add $1,238 for each additional family member.

Applicants must have proof of all income for all household members. This includes current paycheck stubs, interest income, unemployment benefits, verification of public assistance (SSI, TANF, food stamps), Social Security benefit amount, V.A. amount, child support, etc. Any household member age 18 or older who has no income will have to complete a “Declaration of Zero Income” form.

Applicants must have proof of Social Security numbers of all household members. Applicants must also provide current verification (the bill, statement, printout, etc.) from their primary home heating supplier showing the supplier’s name, the customer’s name, service address, customer’s account number (if any) and the fuel/utility type.

Text Only
Local News
  • Longtime Dalton business Green Spot to close

    Larry Green says he made the decision more than a year ago.

    July 29, 2014

  • Kiwanis Club3.jpg Kiwanians get a lesson in money and banking

    Money.
    It makes it easier for us to buy and sell goods and services. It is the measure by which we judge the relative value of those goods and services, and it allows us to “store value,” by placing it away and using it when we need it.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sheriff: Inmates don’t ask to vote

    In his 21 years of service, Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said inmates have never asked for the opportunity to vote.

    July 28, 2014

  • Little library 1 mlh.jpg Little Libraries, big goal

    Whitfield County just received a new library.
    And better yet, 26 more are on the way to the region.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Picture 3.jpg Rock solid

    A great number of things have come and gone since 1974.
    One that hasn’t: a small Dalton school founded by parents wanting a unique learning environment for their children.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Vann House Day '14 6 mlh.jpg History comes alive at Vann House

    SPRING PLACE — In the early 1800s, the 1,000-acre plantation belonging to Cherokee Indian leader James Vann was a bustling place.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • Local officials agree with Deal

    Regarding news last week that approximately 30 unaccompanied minors from Central America, who had crossed the southern border into the United States, were sent without warning to Dalton last year and enrolled in Dalton Public Schools, Republican politicians representing portions of Murray and Whitfield Counties agree — state and local school officials deserved to know in advance, they say.

    July 26, 2014

  • Former chamber location 2 mlh.jpg Plan could cut flooding, stormwater damage in Dalton

    On a recent day, McClellan Creek flowed gently through Harlan Godfrey Civitan Park. But some park goers who live near the area say that even a mild rain can turn the creek into a torrent that eats away at their property.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Civil War anniversary: The Battle of Crow Valley, May 9-12, 1864

    The Atlanta Campaign began during the first two weeks of May 1864 in and around Dalton. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s strategy was to target two of his armies, about 80,000 men, against Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee at Dalton. Then, while Johnston’s attention was diverted by these forces, he would secretly send his third army, about 25,000 troops under Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, in a flanking movement to the southwest through Snake Creek Gap. Sherman’s goal was to break Johnston’s railroad supply line some 15 miles south at Resaca and trap Johnston’s Confederates in Dalton.

    July 26, 2014

  • New church being  built mlh.jpg Church construction continues

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo