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Help with Utilities in Madison County

Do you know someone in Madison County who is having trouble paying his utility bills?

This time of year, when temperatures have risen consistently above 32 degrees after April 1, utility companies are allowed to cut off service to delinquent customers.

Ameren IP offers payment plan options that allow the customer to pay 25 percent of the past due bill and the remainder in monthly installments. Once the full amount of the bill is paid, service can be reconnected.

For residents who meet certain income requirements, Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds are available to help.

And for families with income that exceeds the LIHEAP limits, help is still available with with one-time grants. These grants are given to families with extreme hardship issues such as military deployment, medical challenges, family tragedies, loss of income or theft.

Call 877-411-WARM (9276) for details. Or visit the LIHEAP web site.

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About the Author: Nancy Milton, GRI, is a Realtor with the Just Ducky Homes team at Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors in Edwardsville, Illinois. She and Kristina Pratt help their customers buy and sell homes and investment properties in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs of Madison and St. Clair counties with special emphasis on real estate in the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville and Troy. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.JustDuckyHomes.com or e-mail Nancy@JustDuckyHomes.com.

 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsNancy Milton Holtzscher • April 19 2009 12:21AM

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Good information - sometimes responsible owners just need a bit of guidance and time to pay those bills.

Posted by Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner (PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com) over 10 years ago

Absoutely, Ryan.  It's especially hard on first-timers who might not have thought through all of their expenses. I always make a point of telling them that the house is just the beginning of their expenses, not the end. Thanks!

Posted by Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR (RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs) over 10 years ago

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