Organizations say need growing for help with energy bills as costs rise
Organizations say they are worried about the increase in energy prices as they are seeing more people ask for help.
Based on a person's income and household size, there are ways to get financial assistance.
The need for help at Bridgeport's Alliance for Community Empowerment building is growing by the day, and Executive Director Dr. Monette Ferguson says most of the requests are for energy assistance.
More than 4,000 people signed up for help so far. Based on income, certain households could be eligible for up to $600 per year.
But with skyrocketing energy prices and more people needing assistance, organizations like Alliance worry about how much they can help.
Brenda Watson, of Operation Fuel, says although the demand for help is increasing for them too, they encourage anyone who needs help to apply.
Resources if you need assistance: