Click below to listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson speak with GHCAA’s Low-Income Housing Energy AssistanceProgram Processor Kim Brashear.

Kim Brashear

Every year the Green Hills Community Action Agency does their best to help out those in need. During the rough winter season, they have a special program set up for those high heating expenses.  “We are helping with heating needs,” said Brashear, “That can be anything from propane, natural gas, electric, wood, kerosene, or fuel oil.  You don’t have to have a shut-off notice for us to help you, but if you do or your propane tank is at 20% or less, we’ll work on those first.”

The application process is not complicated and you will be notified in a timely process.  “As soon as we process it and if they are approved, we will notify their primary heating source and let them know that they were approved and how much they will be getting,” Brashear said, “Then the state of Missouri will be sending them a letter in the mail stating that they were approved and for how much.  As long as we have the funding,  through out the year, we can help an individual with up to $800 during the winter season.”

This assistance is limited and based off of income and household size.  For more information or to get an application for the winter energy assistance, you can call the green hills community action agency at  660-359-3907, and they can mail you an application.  You can also print an application off of their website at www.ghcaa.org.