Welcome to Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership
OUR MISSION is to provide low-income persons with the information, opportunities; education and increased self-assurance that they need to become self-sufficient: “Helping people. Changing lives.”
OUR METHOD is:
to help vulnerable persons avoid slipping into poverty,
to alleviate the suffering of persons caught in poverty,
to assist persons who, with help, would be able to lift themselves out of poverty, and to teach affluent people about the root causes of poverty, its debilitating impact and what they, as responsible and caring persons, can do in a struggle to overcome poverty.
This website is for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP provides energy assistance to eligible households to meet the rising cost of home energy.
What To Bring To Your Appointment
Please bring the following documentation when you come for your appointment.
●Monthly Income documentation for the month prior to your appointment date, for the entire household. Acceptable proof of income is weekly or bi-weekly pay stubs, S S I Social Security Award letter, or unemployment verification. If you receive T A N F or child support, you must also bring proof of amount received, in the previous month. Any household members 18 years or older, who report zero income or self-employment, must pick up and complete a zero income form. The zero income form must be completed by a non-relative reliable source who is 18 years or older who does not live in the home and witnessed by a notary public. This must be completed prior to the appointment and brought with other documentation. ●Social Security Cards for all household members. ●Current Picture I D. The person making application must bring their current picture I D (must be head of household or their spouse). ●Section 8 or any type of Government based housing must bring in a current statement showing their utility allowance. ●Your Current Utility Bill – The Bill must be in the head of-household or spouses name. The only exception is if the Utility Bill is in the landlords name, (in which case the lease will be required), or if your name is on the utility account. ●If your service is off, you will need a printout from the utility company, showing what is required to have your services turned back on. ●If you need a deposit, your household must qualify for Crisis assistance. (Someone living in the home has a health condition that will be aggravated if an interruption of services occurs. Some exceptions will be considered for children five and under and those ages 60 and above.) ●Non-Biological Parents must provide custodial or legal guardianship papers (Notarized statements will not be accepted). ●If you are applying for Crisis assistance, you will need an original doctors statement of weather related illness. The forms may be picked up prior to your appointment. ●Please keep in mind that if you are missing any of the documentation listed to you, your appointment will be rescheduled for the next available time.