City, county program aims to help provide heat to households in need

Posted at 11:15 AM, Nov 14, 2018

As residents light fireplace and turn on heaters to beat back the cold that has swept through the Coastal Bend this week, many in the area simply do not have the resources to heat their homes.

To help those in need, the city of Corpus Christi Gas department and Utility Business Office has teamed up with the Nueces County Department of Human Services to launch Operation Heat Help.

The annual program is designed to assist qualified households by covering up to $100 of the gas portion of their utility bill from November 2018 to February 2019.

Applications and program guidelines are available at the Nueces County Department of Social Services located at 602 North Staples Street, Suite 180 (in the RTA Building).

The city says all applicants must present a utility bill, valid form of identification, proof of all household income including child support, TANF and SSI for the past 30 days and copies of checks and award letters relating to other family resources.

Applications will be accepted December 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

The city says funds are limited, and awards are given to those who qualify on a first come first serve basis.