Center for Community Concerns offering utility assistance
December 20, 2012 7:42PM
Updated: January 22, 2013 6:09AM
The Will County Center for Community Concerns has money available for utility assistance (gas, electric, water) through emergency food and shelter funds.
Households must be at or below 250 percent of poverty level or have suffered a hardship to receive a one-time direct payment to their utility provider. The center pays one month worth of usage for gas, electric or water that is past due or due within 10 days.
The center will require applicants to bring all documents needed to apply for any program. For those who do not have all required documentation, the center still will have a consultation at which every piece of documentation needed will be outlined, and those documents must be brought back for an application to be taken.
The limit for one household is $500 total for all utilities.
Applications will be taken starting Wednesday at the center, 304 N Scott St., Joliet, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays or until the daily sign-in sheet is full (whichever comes first).
Applications also will be taken at various locations throughout Will County. Call the center at 815-722-0722 or visit www.wcccc.net for outreach locations and schedule and for information on what documents are needed to apply.