October 5, 2008

LIHEAP Crisis Centers Open Nov. 3

Four crisis centers in Allegheny County will open Nov. 3 to applicants seeking help heating their homes this winter through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Utility customers whose service has been shut off, or who need heating system repairs or fuels such as oil or kerosene, can apply for grants if the household income is under federal poverty levels, $21,000 for a family of two, for example. Allegheny County's centers are at One Smithfield St., Downtown; 640 Braddock Ave., Braddock; 345 Fifth Ave., McKeesport; and Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Call 800-851-3838 or visit the county Web site.

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