Region - posted Mar, 20 2013
REGION- Winter may be winding down but for area residents home heating costs continue to mount. The average cost to heat a home with oil in Connecticut is $2,078, a challenge to any budget. But relief may be available. The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program provides cash assistance toward a homes primary source of heat (oil, gas, electric, wood, pellets, propane, etc). Households with income falling below 60% of state median income ($31,815 for a household of one, $61,184 for a family of four) are encouraged to apply. The Thames Valley Council for Community Action has taken more than 8,500 applications to date and will continue to take applications through April 30. To schedule an appointment please call 860-425-6681.