The Social Development Commission is accepting applications for 2012-2013 Energy Assistance Program from October 1, 2012 to May 15, 2013, Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted at SDC sites until all applicants are served. Closed on national holidays. Doors open at 7:30 a.m up until 4:30pm. Daytime visits are on a first-come-first served basis.
Evening appointments can be scheduled on SDC's website, weekdays Oct 1 - Nov. 16 and April 1 - May 15. Saturday appointments are available all season until May 11th. To qualify for an appointment you must be a full-time, first shift worker or a full-time day student. Please call the Hotline, 414-906-2800 for an appointment or visit the SDC website at www.cr-sdc.org and go to the Links page.
See SDC's website for a complete list of sites, information required to apply, etc. All sites are handicapped accessible and have a capacity limit.
(For homebound or phone visits contact Community Advocates at 414-875-2011).
Applicants must Bring:
Photo ID for the person who is completing the application.
Proof of all income sources of your entire household's gross income for the 3 months prior to the month of application. Seasonal employees will require the prior years entire tax package.
Socdial Security cards for everyone in the household.
Current energy bill (gas/electric/oil).
If your heat is included with your rent you must provide a lease or statement from your landlord confirming your heat is included with rent.
2012-2013 Energy Assistance Income Guidelines:
Household of one person $2,024month or $24,282/year;
Household of two persons: $2,646/month or $31,754year;
See SDC's website for additional persons.
Applications for CRISIS assistance are accepted when funds are available. Homeowners may be eligible for crisis assistance if the home has no heat, if they have received a disconnect notice from the heating vendor or are disconnected, or they are nearly out of fuel and are unable to purchase more. To be eligible, account holders must have made a minimum of four monthly payments of $35 each, totaling a minimum of $140 in the six months prior to the request for a crisis grant. You must make payments for the specific months to which they apply -- you cannot make one lump sum payment at the time of your application. No exceptions. Applicants must meet Energy Assistance guidelines. You may apply only if you are disconnected or under a threat of disconnection (must have a disconnection notice). If you have a large balance on your account you must attend a workshop and meet with a Case manager before crisis funds can be released. If you have been awarded a crisis grant multiple times, you will be required to attend a workshop and may be required to meet with a Case Manager. You may be granted only one crisis grant within a 9 month period.
HOMEBOUND individuals applying for CRISIS assistance should call COMMUNITY ADVOCATES at 875-2011 and leave one message only.
Applicants for CRISIS funding who have received Energy Assistance for the current heating season may apply over the phone by calling SDC's energy assistance hotline at 906-2800.
EMERGENCY heating system assistance can provide services to eligible home owners if their furnace or boiler stops operating during the heating season. Home must be owner occupied. Heating system assistance includes payment for repairs, or in some situations your residence may qualify for a total replacement of a non-operating furnace or boiler. Referral may be made for other heating related services. Call 906-2800 during working hours. After hours, call 211.