Orutsaramiut Native Council (ONC) LIHEAP

Address: 117 Alex Hately Dr
Bethel, AK - 99559
(907) 543-2608

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    Minimum Eligibility Criteria:
        The gross income of the household must be at or below 150% of the current Federal Poverty Level.
        Residency in Bethel is a prerequisite.
        Residents in subsidized housing, including ASHA, AVCP, BNC housing, are not eligible for this benefit.

    Benefits encompass:
        Heating Assistance: Covers fuel, firewood, and electric bills.
        Crisis Assistance: Available for households with a shut-off notice, those with less than 5 gallons of heating fuel, those with medical needs, and homes with elders aged 60 and older, as well as children aged 5 and younger.
        Weatherization: Refer to the current Detailed Model Plan for a comprehensive list of the types of assistance provided for weatherization.

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is called LIHEAP. They assist low income people and families with their heating and cooling bills. This program is therefore, a year long program that is available 12 months a year. To qualify for the LIHEAP assistance, you need to qualify. We provide the current Federal Poverty Rates nationwide below.

    You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.


    Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2023

    Persons In Family Earnings (100% Fed Poverty Guideline)
    1 $14,580
    2 $19,720
    3 $24,860
    4 $30,000
    5 $35,140
    6 $40,280
    7 $45,420
    8 $50,560

    *Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
    These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

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