Thursday, January 5, 2012

"heating assistance programs began chaotically last fall"

The state Department of Housing and Community Development raised the maximum benefit for the poorest heating oil customers from $675 to $1,025, a 52-percent increase. 
People who receive fuel assistance funding for natural gas or electric heat will see the maximum benefit nearly double, from $275 to $525. Benefits vary depending on a client’s income. 
State housing officials said two shots of federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program made the increase possible. 
But advocates warn that even after these increases, the state still has less money available for fuel programs than last year, when heating costs were lower.

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