There are several programs in Wake County and Raleigh North Carolina that can help families in an emergency situation with housing and energy assistance. There are many programs and social services available to help those in need. To find out more about these services, you can contact the relevant agency or organization.
If a family has a child and is about to be evicted, they may be able to get help from the government to pay for rent or a security deposit. To learn more about the Wake County government housing and rent programs that are focused on families, including single parents, call 919-212-7000. There may be other social service programs offered in Wake County that you can get information on.
Wake County energy, electric, and utility assistance
The county provides assistance for energy and utility programs. The resources listed below can provide you with more information about the topics covered in this lesson.
The county partners with the state of North Carolina to administer a few different plans. One of these plans is called Service Intake. One of the benefits and services offered by NC is the ability to access information and resources related to health and wellbeing. This includes information on how to stay healthy, how to prevent illness, and how to find resources for mental and physical health care. Additionally, NC offers services to help individuals and families access health care, including financial assistance and insurance information. The goal of this assistance program is to provide emergency energy bill help to families and individuals who are facing a crisis. An assessment will be undertaken to determine whether qualified low income households are eligible for financial assistance and cash grants. The money can be used to pay for things that keep you comfortable, like utility bills, water, heating, and air conditioning.
This emergency assistance program provides cash to households across Wake County North Carolina who are struggling to pay for their heating. Individuals or families who use gas, electricity, fuel oil, kerosene, wood, or coal to heat their homes or apartments can apply for help. The county will reimburse for all fuel types.
This resource provides emergency financial assistance to families or individuals who are experiencing a cooling crisis during warmer weather and who need help with paying their air conditioning bills. There are several different sources of funding that the county government can use to provide support. Each source has its own specific guidelines and income limits. The applicant must have a disconnection notice in order to be eligible for help and for more information about Service Intake, please dial 919-212-7000 for intake.
The Lowe-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides eligible households with heating assistance through the federal government. The Wake County government is responsible for distributing these funds to eligible residents. This is funded by both the national government and the state government of North Carolina. The program gives families in need a one-time cash payment or grant to help pay for heating bills and other utility expenses. Applications for heating assistance are accepted during the late fall and winter months. If you want help with your air conditioning bills for the summer, you should apply in late spring or early summer. This program is designed to help eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling costs.
The Cool 4 Wake program can provide free fans to people. To learn more about this program and how to apply, you must contact your WCHS Case Manager, Case Worker, or Social Worker. The main focus for this program is to help senior citizens and homes with children. However, anyone is welcome to apply.
The social worker should call 919-212-7083 and verify that the household has not received a free fan or air conditioner from this program within the past 12 months. Households that meet the qualifications will be given a new fan.
The county social services programs may occasionally provide free or low-cost air conditioners to Raleigh and Wake County families. Although the government does not have enough money to buy air conditioning units for low-income people, sometimes it is able to get units donated. These units are then given to low-income people who are at risk, such as seniors and families with children. It can be difficult to find air conditioning units, but they are sometimes available. This is the telephone number for the school.
The North Carolina Bankers Association and Wake County Human Services have partnered to create the Warmth for Wake energy assistance outreach program to help low-income families with heating costs. It provides fuel, oil, and financial assistance for heating bills during the winter.