In response to rising utility prices, DeKalb Township is offering a new program aimed to provide relief to senior citizens having difficulty paying their gas, electric, water or propane bills. The newly created Senior Utility Assistance program provides a range of help to DeKalb Township residents, ages 65 and older.
The type of aid households can receive is dependent on income levels. Assistance can range from information about energy saving resources, help applying for LIHEAP and other state benefits, or financial assistance paid directly to the utility provider. Applicants are required to be a resident of DeKalb Township and utility bills must be in the name of the applicant or other senior living in the household.
For more information or to request an application, call DeKalb Township at (815) 758-8282. Funding for this program comes from local property tax dollars.