Low-income Hanoverians who have heating emergencies might be eligible for Crisis Assistance, a federal program administered by the Hanover County Department of Social Services. Applications will be accepted through March 15 or until funds run out.
Crisis Assistance can help eligible households when Fuel Assistance or other resources cannot meet the need. A heating emergency could be a lack of heat, an imminent cut-off of utilities and inoperable or unsafe heating equipment.
Funds may be used to pay your utility security deposit, buy a portable space heater or primary home heating fuel, pay your primary heat utility bill, repair or replace heating equipment or provide supplemental heating equipment.
For more information or to request an application, call Hanover Social Services at 365-4103.
Energy Share through Dominion Virginia Power is also managed locally by Hanover Social Services.