Federal money available for heating bills

December 15, 2010 3:08:39 PM PST
If you need help paying your heating bills this winter and you live in the Chicago area, the city wants to help.

City officials met at the South Austin Coalition Community Center to announce that federal funding is now available for people in the Chicago area and Cook County.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says more than $136 million will be given to people who need help to keep warm this winter.

For information on how to apply, or see if you qualify for the program, dial 3-1-1.