Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council will be taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) from Monday through June 30. Eligible low-income residents can apply for assistance with their HELCO or gas bill; or apply for assistance to stop termination of electricity service.
Applications will be taken at the following sites between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.:
Hilo — HCEOC at 47 Rainbow Drive, across from Rainbow Falls;
Pahoa — Pahoa Feed and Fertilizer, 15-2754 Pahoa Road;
Keaau — Girl Scouts, 16-105 Opukahaia St., across from the Humane Society;
Ka‘u — HCEOC Naalehu (Behind Naalehu Community/Sr. Nutrition Center;
Hawaiian Ocean View (Thursdays only) Ocean View Community Center, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates;
Pahala (Fridays only) Old Pahala Club House, 96-3528 Maile St.;
Kona — HCEOC Kona, 76-6804 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, and
Hamakua — The Salvation Army, 45 Rickard Place, Honokaa.
— Most recent HELCO electric bill or last two GasCo bills no more than 30 days old;
— Recent payroll stubs or other proof of current income such as Social Security, pension, disability, unemployment, general assistance, other payments and bank statements;
— Adults with no income must bring a notarized/sworn statement;
— Proof of physical address (rental agreement, lease or deed, property tax bill);
— Identification of all household members (adult picture id, drivers license, state id and children’s birth certificates;
— Verification of U.S. citizenship (passport, INS card 194);
— Social Security cards (verification of numbers via Social Security office) for all persons living in your household;
— Final utility termination notice (if you’ve received a shut-off notice from HELCO).
For more information, please call HCEOC at 961-2681, ext. 208.