Upper Des Moines is taking heating assistance applications

The 2017-2018 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken through April 30. This program is not designed to pay household’s total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fuel, among others. If you have already applied and have been approved this winter season, you cannot reapply. For guidelines and an appointment in Webster County call Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 576-7774. UDMO is located at the southwest corner entrance of the basement of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 113 S. 10th St.