Maine Heating Oil Assistance Program...Where Do You Turn For Help?

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

     Maine has 11 Regional Community Action Agencies to help folks heat their homes and apartments. Depending on the location in Maine where the resident lives, you should contact the agency nearest you for details and sign up information. The low income home energy assistance program (liheap) helps low income residents and renters pay their heating bills.  What are the income guidelines to qualify? Weatherization income guidelines mirror these.

 

 

 

 

Must be Hypothermia-Vulnerable

 

75%

125%

150%

170%

FAMILY
 SIZE

1
mo.

3
mos.

12
mos.

1
mo.

3
mos.

12
mos.

1
mo.

3
mos.

12
mos.

1
mo.

3
mos.

12
mos.

1

598

1,794

7,178

997

2,991

11,963

1,196

3,589

14,355

1,356

4,067

16,269

2

802

2,406

9,623

1,336

4,009

16,038

1,604

4,811

19,245

1,818

5,453

21,811

3

1,006

3,017

12,068

1,676

5,028

20,113

2,011

6,034

24,135

2,279

6,838

27,353

4

1,209

3,628

14,513

2,016

6,047

24,188

2,419

7,256

29,025

2,741

8,224

32,895

5

1,413

4,239

16,958

2,355

7,066

28,263

2,826

8,479

33,915

3,203

9,609

38,437

6

1,617

4,851

19,403

2,695

8,084

32,338

3,234

9,701

38,805

3,665

10,995

43,979

7

1,821

5,462

21,848

3,034

9,103

36,413

3,641

10,924

43,695

4,127

12,380

49,521

8

2,024

6,073

24,293

3,374

10,122

40,488

4,049

12,146

48,585

4,589

13,766

55,063

FOR EACH ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBER ADD:

 

204

611

2,445

340

1,019

4,075

408

1,223

4,890

462

1,386

5,542

ALL NUMBERS ARE DERIVATIVES OF 100% OF POVERTY FOR TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

For households with 8 or more persons, HHS 100% Poverty level adds $3,260 for each additional member.

 

Where is the list for the CAP agencies I need to contact in Maine for help getting the paperwork started? Here's the list!  Good luck!

AROOSTOOK COUNTY ACTION PROGRAM

Aroostook County

P.O. Box 1116
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
764-3721 OR 1-800-432-7881

Jim Baillageron, Director of Energy and Housing Services

COASTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties

38 Wing Farm Parkway
Bath, Maine 04530
442-7963 or 64

Carole Thomas, LIHEAP Manager
Catherine McConnell, Community Service  Director
Ken Feller, Housing Director

COMMUNITY CONCEPTS, INC.

Androscoggin & Oxford Counties

P.O. Box 278, Market Square
South Paris, Maine 04281
743-7716

Dennis Lajoie, Housing Director
Korienne Lowe, LIHEAP Director

KENNEBEC VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Somerset & Kennebec Counties

97 Water Street
Waterville, Maine 04901
873-2122

Dave Gilpatrick, Housing and LIHEAP Director

COASTAL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Knox County

170 Pleasant Street, Suite A
Rockland, Maine 04841
596-0361

Michael Bonzagni, Housing and LIHEAP Director

PENQUIS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Penobscot & Piscataquis Counties

P.O. Box 1162, 262 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine 04402-1162
973-3500
973-3630 (Fuel Assistance Only)

Stephen Mooers, Housing Director
Jennifer Giosia, LIHEAP Contact

PEOPLE'S REGIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM

Cumberland County

510 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, Maine 04101
874-1140

Carla Peterson, Housing Director
Vicky Doughty, LIHEAP Contact

WALDO COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERS

Waldo County

P.O. Box 130
Belfast, Maine 04915
338-6809/1-800-498-3025
(338-3025) (Fuel Assistance Only)

Vicki York , Housing Manager
Kitty Spaulding, LIHEAP Director

WASHINGTON-HANCOCK COMMUNITY AGENCY

Washington-Hancock Counties

P.O. Box 280
Milbridge, Maine 04658
546-7544
667-2118/ 1-800-828-7544 (Fuel Assistance Only)

Dake Collins, Housing Director
Eleanor West, LIHEAP Director

WESTERN MAINE COMMUNITY ACTION

Franklin County

P.O. Box 200
East Wilton, Maine 04234
645-3764

Sue Twitchell, Housing Director
Judy Frost, LIHEAP Director

YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION

York County

P.O. Box 72, 11 Cottage Street
Sanford, Maine 04073
324-5762

Walt Wilcox, Housing Director
Barbara Lizotte, LIHEAP Director

 

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Anonymous #1
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Bonnie Mead

My Husband and I are both disabled and need help on heat.  We pay $850.00 on rent a month.  Could you send me an application to see if we qualify?  Thank you

August 24, 2008 05:48 PM
Anonymous #2
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Anonymous
Im a single mom of 3, 2 little ones still at home no childsupport, i receive637.00 ssi and 263.00 tannif, a coupel years ago i started receiveing houseing which is a blessing, and im so grate full but it also made my food stamps drop from 400.00 to 200.oo and my heap ass. go from around 600.00 to 120.00 and my rent was only 450.00 so thats more then i paid in rent, its ok until cold months, nothing is included in my rent , my light bill runs app. 250.00, i have sewer, i m not even able to afford a vehical. i guess im just asking if you know of any other avenues where i might be able to get some assistance, if it were just me it wouldnt be so bad but i have the two little ones, and im panicing , they are cold in the mornings and im bundeling them up all ready , so as to save the heat, i need oil badely and wonder if you could please give me some suggestions, i have tried town and they have a cut of line which im just over and heap i should be able to receive 120.00 but my app is not till december then i have to waite on top of that for the application to go through, please help me . thank you ever so much. God bless youl Bonnie
September 19, 2008 01:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
MOOERS REALTY

Bonnie...I sell real estate but you will see a Stephen Mooers on the Penquis CAP office and he is my brother. You need to call the office nearest you and they are set up to do the paperwork and know the regulations inside and out! Good luck!

September 19, 2008 01:27 PM
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debby

my daughter and 4year old son that has mild C-p and has  to have theropy  has become overwhelmed with this winter. she has been out of work,had gallbladder surgery,and still not co mpletely well yet and now becoming depressed with every thing.we help pay her rent, when we can she applied forhousing help and keeps being told shes on the list when she checked last it was they were doing a background check.that was 4years her background is perfect she worked at jail and for 3 lawyers whats up? she has 1 week of fuel left.last year she applied and was told she made $20.00,OVER SO NO SHE COULDNT GET HELP COME ON  WHATS UP WITH THIS/ We  live in Hancock County in Franklin ,where can she get HELP I HOPE YOU CAN send HELP1 paper work ,places to go ete.thank you so very much she is a single MOM

January 04, 2009 06:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
MOOERS REALTY

I write the blogs, try to help get the word out about the program but if $20 over the income guidelines, they draw the line.  Call the office Franklin... 207 645 3764.  Did you call this office in Franklin County and if you know you are $20 over income, did you complete the paper work to see if other factors help you lower the total the grand total? The price of oil has dropped dramatically!  Good luck! I can speak from experience at Penquis CAP...they do a great  job of getting the help where it is needed, working within the guidelines and make a government program that is not perfect work.

January 05, 2009 06:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers

Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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