State Representative LaShawn K. Ford (D-8) is partnering with Bethel New Life and the Community & Economic Development Association of Cook County to host an Energy Fair on Tuesday, February 2, 10:00 AM-12 noon, at SBC Chapel, 1120 North Lamon Avenue. The event is free and gives local residents an opportunity to learn about and apply for programs to reduce the cost of energy bills and receive a free energy conservation kit. ComEd and Peoples Gas are also sponsors of the Energy Fair.
Residents interested in applying for assistance should bring identification, proof of income, copies of current utility bills, Social Security cards for all household members, and a TANF Medical Eligibility Card if any household member receives TANF. Attendees will receive assistance applying for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program, Share Warmth, and the ComEd Residential Hardship Program.
“For many families trying to get by, prolonged periods of cold weather can put a significant dent in the monthly budget,” Ford explains. “It’s important that we let people know there are programs to help them pay their utility bills as well as make their homes more energy efficient.”