Some area residents can start applying for home heating assistance. There is a special two-month priority period for applicants with elderly or disabled household members to apply. Beginning October 1, sign-up begins for those with kids under 5 or that have had their utilities disconnected. All others can apply beginning November 1.
You probably aren't thinking yet about making sure your house is warm and toasty this winter, but Madison County Community Development Administrator Walter Hunter is:
Applicants must meet certain income guidelines to be eligible. There are sign-up locations in Alton at Senior Services Plus and the Madison County Urban League office, at the county facility in Wood River, or at a host of other locations around Madison County. For more information, call 296-6485.