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Free furnace/air condition repairs for flood victims

Posted: 12:52 PM, Apr 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-08 13:53:41-04
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Energy Office says flood victims living in poverty may be eligible for assistance in repairing their air conditioning and furnace units. It's possible they say with the Emergency HVAC Replacment Program which uses funds from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The Nebraska Energy Office says eligibility for the program will be based on household income which must fall below 200% of the federal poverty level. You can find income limits at http://www.neo.ne.gov/wx/wxindex.htm#income.

You can read a full release from Energy Office below regarding the program:

The Emergency HVAC Replacement Program allows local community service providers to utilize Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Emergency Funds to repair or replace furnaces and/or air-conditioning systems. This program is for owner occupied units that were not eligible for assistance due to previous weatherization limitations. The program pays for weatherization assistance up to $5,000.

To receive free weatherization services, household annual income must fall below 200% of the federal poverty level. Income limits can be found at http://www.neo.ne.gov/wx/wxindex.htm#income [neo.ne.gov]

If a household receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or has received Low Income Energy Assistance Payments (LIHEAP), they are automatically eligible.

Those interested in applying for funds should contact their Regional Service Provider.

Blue Valley

620 5th Street

Fairbury, NE 68352

Contact: Kelly Davis

Phone: (402) 729-2278

E-mail: [kdavis@bvca.net]kdavis@bvca.net

Website: http://bvca.net/ [bvca.net]

Central Nebraska

626 N. Street

Loup City, NE 68853

Contact: Sharon Jonak

Phone: (308) 745-0780

E-mail: [sjonak@centralnebraskacap.com]sjonak@centralnebraskacap.com

Website: www.centralnebraskacap.com [centralnebraskacap.com]

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

1701 N 24th Street

Omaha, NE 68110

Contact: Jack Arkfeld

Phone: (402) 457-5657

E-mail: [habitat@habitatomaha.org]habitat@habitatomaha.org

Website: https://habitatomaha.org/ [habitatomaha.org]

Northeast Nebraska

603 Earl Street

Pender, NE 68047

Contact: Pam Browning

Phone: (402) 385-6300

E-mail: [pbrowning@nencap.org]pbrowning@nencap.org
Website: https://www.nencap.org/ [nencap.org]

Lancaster and Saunders Counties

210 “O” Street

Lincoln, NE 68508

Contact: Amy Jeanneret

Phone: (402) 471-4515

E-mail: [weatherization@communityactionatwork.org]weatherization@communityactionatwork.org

Website: https://www.communityactionatwork.org/ [communityactionatwork.org]

Mid-Nebraska

16 W 11th Street

Kearney, NE 68848-7440

Contact: Larissia Anders
Phone: (308) 865-5675
E-mail: landers@mnca.net
Website: http://communityactionmidne.com [communityactionmidne.com]

Northwest Nebraska

270 Pine Street

Chadron, NE 69337

Contact: Floyd Merkel

Phone: (308) 432-3393

E-mail: [fmerkel@ncap.info]fmerkel@ncap.info

Website: https://www.ncap.info/ [ncap.info]

Southeast Nebraska

802 4th Street

Humboldt, NE 68376

Contact: Gin Christiansen

Phone: (402) 862-2411

E-mail: [gchristiansen@senca.org]gchristiansen@senca.org

Website: https://www.senca.org/index.php [senca.org]

For more information on applying for emergency assistance visit the Nebraska Energy Office Flood Assistance webpage at: http://www.neo.ne.gov/loan/floodemergency.html [neo.ne.gov]

The Nebraska Energy Office Dollar and Energy Saving Loans Program webpage can see found at: http://www.neo.ne.gov/loan/index.html [neo.ne.gov]

The Low Income Home Weatherization Assistance Program webpage can be found at: http://www.neo.ne.gov/wx/wxindex.htm [neo.ne.gov]

For more information on the Dollar and Energy Saving Loans at 1% interest contact: