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More heating help on tap for Bibb residents — on cold days

Another round of heating assistance for low-income Bibb County residents is coming up -- on what are expected to be some of the coldest days of the year so far.

The Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council will take the first 200 walk-ins on Tuesday and Wednesday, starting at 7 a.m., at St. Paul AME Church, 2501 Shurling Drive.

Early morning temperatures Tuesday are forecast to be in the mid- to upper 20s, while they will be in the low 20s early Wednesday.

Applicants must provide a copy of their most recent energy bill or a statement of service from their utility provider, proof of household income for the last 30 days (such as pay stubs or a letter from an employer), a valid Georgia driver’s license or a state-issued identification, and a valid Social Security card or printout for all household members. “Life-threatening crisis” applicants must provide a medical statement.

All applicants are required to provide documentation of citizenship. Each applicant will be provided an affidavit for citizenship that must be completed at the time of application.

To qualify for the program, applicants must have a yearly household income less than or equal to 60 percent of the state median income, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, call 478-750-8689 or 478-330-6272.

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