Jan 162014
The Lyons Center.

The Lyons Center (Uptown Messenger file photo).

An organization dedicated to reducing poverty in New Orleans will help low-income Uptown residents help pay their utility bill, according to a press release issued by Total Community Action, Inc.

The organization will host a “Super Low Income Home Energy Assistance Day” Friday at the John P. Lyons Center on 624 Louisiana Avenue. Assistance will come on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the release.

For more information, see the press release below:

Total Community Action, Inc. will host several Super Low Income Home Energy Assistance Days for residents of Orleans Parish in need of utility Monday, January 13 through Friday, January 17, 2014.  TCA will be providing all LIHEAP services on a first- come, first-served basis. No appointments required. To be eligible for Regular LIHEAP services client cannot have received assistance in the last six month or have been seen after July 12, 2013.  To be eligible for CRISIS LIHEAP client cannot have received assistance in the last twelve months or have been seen after January 12, 2013.

 The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help low-income households pay their heating and cooling bills as well as increase their energy self- sufficiency.  The program targets people with the lowest income and the highest energy cost based on income and family size.  Payment is made directly to the utility provider on behalf of the recipient.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Orleans East

St. Maria Goretti Church

7300 Crowder Blvd.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Behrman Center

2529 General Meyer Avenue

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Sojourner Truth

2200 Lafitte Street

Friday, January 17, 2014


John P. Lyons Center

624 Louisiana Avenue

Utility assistance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.  No appointments required.  To be seen recipients must have all required documentation: 

1.  Picture I.D.

2.  Social Security or legal proof (All members of the household)

3.  Proof of Residence

            a.  Non- Public Housing:  Deeds, Homestead Exemption,  Lease, or Rent Receipts

            b. Public Housing & Section 8: Resident Worksheet (Full 2 pages from HANO office)

4.   Proof of Income ALL INCOME MUST BE REPORTED. *If you have no income, please provide a contribution letter with picture ID of person contributing (The contributor cannot be a LIHEAP recipient) **

            a. Last four Consecutive Check Stubs, Private Pension, or Unemployment

            b. Benefits Award Letters 2014 (Social Security/ Veterans Pension),

            c. Self-Employed ~Prior Tax Years Return

5.  Food Stamp Print Out (Issuance must be within 30 days)

6.  Energy Bill Print Out

7.  Any household member 18 or older must be present unless on food stamp print out

8. Applicants for crisis must have an extenuating circumstance, a disconnect notice in and of itself no longer makes the client eligible

 If you have questions about TCA or its services, please visit our website a twww.tca-nola.org; or call (504) 875- 2660.

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