Help with utility bills offered by IHCDA

INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT) — The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is offering help with utility services. Applications are being accepted for Indiana’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP) and Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).

These programs help low-income households pay their electricity, heat, water and sewage bills and avoid outages. Applications will be accepted until May 16.

More than 91,000 households received electricity and heating assistance this program year. Households can apply for assistance for water and wastewater services in the same application as energy assistance. More than 9,600 households have received water assistance since the launch of the program.

Households earning 60% of state median income (60 SMI) or less are encouraged to apply for an EAP/LIHWAP by May 16. A detailed table of income eligibility requirements along with a list of local service providers and a link to the online application can be found on the IHCDA website.

A household that does not have Internet access can call 2-1-1 and ask to be connected to the local EAP service provider in their area.

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