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Metro Action Open Every Saturday in February to help families with Energy Payments

2/2/2016

Agency sees nearly 20% Increase in families receiving help than last year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Metropolitan Action Commission has already helped nearly 20% more customers with their utility payments since this time last year. It is expected that the colder temperatures during the month of January may mean that even more families may need help.

In addition to the weekday hours, Metro Action will also be open every Saturday in the month of February to accept energy assistance applications from 10am until 2pm.

The agency is located in the Clifford Allen Building, located at 800 2nd Avenue North (37201). Parking is available on site.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a one-time energy assistance program that helps families with low incomes to meet their household energy costs.

To qualify:

  • Davidson County Resident
  • Active Account with Energy Company (account not closed or final bill)
  • Provide the 12-month bill history from the energy supplier
  • Proof of Income (visit nashville.gov/mac for income guideline)
  • Social security cards of everyone in the home
  • Have not received help from Metro Action Energy program since October 1, 2015

“Sometimes it’s hard for families, particular working families to mail in or bring in their applications through the week. We hope opening on Saturdays this month will make the process easier,” said Marvin D. Cox, Community Services Director.

Customers may still visit Metro Action during its regular hours Monday through Thursday from 8am until 3pm or mail in their application along with supporting documentation. The application may be downloaded from the agency’s web page or available at the office. The agency will also mail applications upon request.

Funding from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) as a pass through grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, allows the Metro Action Commission to administer LIHEAP in Davidson County.

For more information call (615) 862-8860 or metro.action@nashville.gov.