State House candidate Chris Wright sent along this press release:
Chris Wright, the Democratic candidate for state representative in the 77th District, urges residents to inquire about winter home heating aid following passage of legislation enacted in special session to help residents with their heating bills this winter.
“Majority Democrats allocated $75 million in winter home heating assistance to Connecticut families and seniors that meet certain criteria,” Wright said. “I hope residents will take advantage of this program to see what is available and if they qualify.”
The legislation allocates:
$13.5 million to Operation Fuel for assistance to households with incomes from $31,000-$93,821 depending on the number of members in the household. Deliverable fuels, electricity and natural gas are all covered by Operation Fuel.
$4 million for emergency home heating assistance to people ages 65 and older with incomes at or below 100 percent of the state medium income ($48,786 for one person and $63,798 for two people).
$7 million for the furnace/boiler replacement or upgrade program and for the installation of insulation or alternative energy devices.
2 million for weatherization programs through the Department of Social Services.
The legislation also lowers the minimum delivery from 150 gallons to 100 gallons of fuel oil.
FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR WINTER HOME HEATING AID, RESIDENTS SHOULD CALL 2-1-1 OR 1-800-842-1132.
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