For Release: 11/02/2018

Financial assistance available for eligible Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas customers

Applications now open for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Share the Warmth

CHICAGO – Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are encouraging qualifying customers to submit their Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Share the Warmth applications early if they need help paying their natural gas bills this heating season. Applications for energy assistance through LIHEAP are open to all Illinois residents.

The companies’ Share the Warmth grants are available year-round for eligible customers. Enrollment for LIHEAP is now open for seniors, people with disabilities and households with children up to five years old and customers whose natural gas service has been disconnected. Both programs provide grants to customers struggling to pay outstanding utility bills, reconnect service, and maintain natural gas service. Applications for all customers will open on Dec. 1.

“More than 77,000 Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas households received approximately $26.6 million in LIHEAP and Share the Warmth grants during the 2017-2018 heating season,” said Michelle Rindt, vice president - customer engagement, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. “We have funds to help those in need and we urge our customers to contact us or an assistance agency to learn more about our Share the Warmth program and other financial assistance available to those who are eligible.”

Peoples Gas For Peoples Gas customers, the Community Economic Development Association (CEDA) administers LIHEAP and Share the Warmth. Peoples Gas customers should call (800) 571-CEDA (2332) or visit cedorg.net for information about how and where to apply.

North Shore Gas For North Shore Gas customers, the Community Action Partnership of Lake County administers LIHEAP and Share the Warmth. North Shore Gas customers should call 847-249-4330 or visit caplakecounty.org for information about how and where to apply.

LIHEAP Maximum IncomesShare the Warmth Maximum Income
Household Size Maximum 30-Day Income Household Size Maximum 30-Day Income
1 $1,518 1 $2,023
2 $2,058 2 $2,743
3 $2,598 3 $3,463
4 $3,138 4 $4,183
5 $3,678 5 $4,903
6 $4,218 6 $5,623
7 $4,758 7 $6,343
8 $5,298 8 $7,063

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas offer a wide variety of billing and payment options to help customers manage their energy bills. e-Bill paperless billing and payment enables customers to receive, view and pay their energy bill online at their convenience. Budget billing is another option available to customers that can help eliminate the highs and lows in energy bills, so that it remains stable from month to month. Customers also can manage their energy use by making their home more energy efficient. Eligible customers can get energy-saving products installed to their home for free with the Home Energy Jumpstart program. For more information about financial assistance, billing options and saving energy, visit peoplesgasdelivery.com or northshoregasdelivery.com

For More Information, Contact:

  • Vanessa Hall
    312-240-4774 (O)
    773-391-1295 (M)
    vanessa.hall@peoplesgasdelivery.com

     


WEC Energy Group