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Metro Action Offers Additional Access to Residents Seeking help with energy bills

4/13/2012

Nashville, TN - The Metropolitan Action Commission encourages income-eligible residents that have not been assisted by the agency with their electricity, natural gas or any other energy payment since July 1, 2011 to apply for assistance before their need becomes critical.

Recently Metro Action added the Nashville Electric Service (NES) main office as an additional location for citizens with low incomes to apply for help with their energy payments. The agency will also continue to offer on-site assistance at its new downtown location as well as the option of mailing in the application.

“Offering multiple access opportunities for low income residents such as senior citizens, the disabled and families with young children, which are our most vulnerable population, is a great way to strengthen our outreach to all families that need us,” said Marvin D. Cox, Community Services Program Director at Metro Action.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides one-time assistance to income eligible families. More than 11,200 families have been helped this program year. The agency expects to assist a total of 13,500 by the end of the program year in June.

Applications will be accepted at NES (1214 Church Street) Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday through Friday until April 29.

Customers may also seek help at Metro Action’s main office (800 2nd Avenue, North in the Clifford Allen Building), Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm year round.

For more information about the program eligibility requirements or to obtain an application visit the Metro Action website at www.nashville.gov/mac.

Metro Action receives LIHEAP funding from the Tennessee Department of Human Services as a pass through grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.