Dodd Discusses Home Heating Assistance in Bridgeport

Dodd Discusses Home Heating Assistance in Bridgeport

Releases a Resource Guide for Winter Heating Assistance

January 5, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) today visited Bridgeport non-profit Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) to discuss home heating assistance for Connecticut.

At the event, Dodd distributed his “Resource Guide to Connecticut Winter Heating Assistance Programs,” a comprehensive manual of federal and state heating assistance programs, also available on his website. The guide can help Connecticut families find the resources they need to heat their homes throughout the upcoming cold months.

“When heating costs go up, many Connecticut families are forced to make tough decisions about the household budget,” said Dodd. “Maybe it means lowering the thermostat to unsafe levels or scrimping on food, medications, or other essentials. In a state like ours, where each winter seems to be colder than the last, heating one’s home isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. This winter, Connecticut will receive more than $96 million in federal home heating assistance funds to help more families in our state stay warm.”

“And, with several more months to go in what is sure to be another brutally cold and snowy winter, this resource guide will help Connecticut residents find and obtain the assistance they need to stay warm and safe this season,” Dodd continued. “While there’s no number to call or form to fill out that can make the winter winds blow less cold, there are both federal and state programs available to Connecticut residents to help get them through the winter without straining the family budget.”

Dodd recently helped secure more than $96 million for Connecticut in federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds, which helps low-income seniors and families pay the cost of heating and insulating their home in the winter.

Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) is an anti-poverty agency serving the Greater Bridgeport area. ABCD presently serves more than 35,000 individuals annually through its broad range of services in a six-town area, covering Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, and Trumbull.

Dodd’s “Resource Guide to Connecticut Winter Heating Assistance Programs” can be found by clicking here.

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