Applications for winter heating assistance now being accepted

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has announced dates for the 2017-18 Winter Assistance Program through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

The program began Nov. 1 and concludes May 18.

Applications are being accepted by community-based organizations, including Community and Family Services, 1255 Engle St., Huntington.

Contact the local office at 356-1098 or comfama @comfam.org, or visit the website at www.communityandfamilyservces.org.

The energy assistance block grant is a non-competitive block grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain their home utility services.