ALTON — The Warm Neighbors, Cool Friends program will be spotlighted at a presentation from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at Senior Services Plus, 2603 N. Rodgers Ave.
The program is designed to help low- to moderate-income customers of Ameren Illinois. Representatives of Riverbend Family Ministries will talk about how they assist senior citizens with trying to manage rising expenses on a fixed income and families coping with disability, illness and job loss. Most do not qualify for other forms of assistance.
Typically, total household income must fall between 150 to 300 percent of the federal poverty level to qualify for bill payment assistance. The home weatherization program targets households with incomes at 150 to 300 percent of the poverty level.
To encourage personal responsibility, the programs often require customers to share in the weatherization improvement costs and make matching payments on their energy bills.
Income guidelines for the program will be discussed. Anyone interested in enrolling in the program must show proof of family income. A family’s monthly gross income must fall between the ranges, based upon family size, to qualify.
For example, a single household must fall into the 30-day gross monthly income range of $1,459 to $2,918. A two-person household must fall into the range of $1,966 to $3,932.
Reservations are encouraged but not required. For information, call (618) 465-3298, ext. 100.