Tribe taking applications for heating help


Staff report



LAURINBURG — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is accepting applications for its Heating Assistance Program.

The tribe began accepting applications on Monday from people who are 65 and older or a veteran. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 23.

Applicants who receive disability assistance or households with children 5 years of age or younger can apply from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30.

The application process will be open to all eligible tribal members from Nov. 2 to Nov. 13.

To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet income requirements set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Applications will be accepted in Laurinburg on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lumbee Heritage Elders Court at 16220 Lumbee Heritage Lane.

Applicants must provide the following: picture ID for head of household; Social Security cards for entire household or tax document; birth certificates for entire household, or tribal enrollment cards or Medicaid cards if birth certificates cannot be provided; verification that an American Indian resides in the household; monthly household income, including annual SSI/SSA statement; monthly checking and/or savings account bank statement; and bill/monthly statement for heating costs if applicable.

Applications will also be accepted Mondays through Fridays at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex located on N.C. 711 just outside of Pembroke; in Fayetteville on Wednesdays at Eagles Nest Apartment Complex at 2200 Indian Creek Road; and in Red Springs on Thursdays at Hawkeye Boys and Girls Club at 3066 Blue Springs Road.

Each site will be open between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 pm.

For information, call 910-522-2206.

Staff report

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