The Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income families with the high costs of home energy. The Program's heating season begins in November and Western Indiana Community Action Agency's Energy Assistance Program provides service to over 5,000 housholds each year. Offices in Clay, Putnam and Vigo counties are open to take applications for assistance from any income-eligible individual or household. In addition to the heating program, the Energy Assistance Program offers a summer program which begins in June. Household income guidelines are based on 150% of the Federal poverty guidelines.
705 S. 5th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
819 West Knight Street
Brazil, IN 47834
620 Tennessee Ave.
Greencastle, IN 46135
Application Requirements - All applicants must have the following:
1. Proof of income for ALL household members over the age of 18.
2. Social Security cards or other proof of Social Security Number for household members.
3. Copy of lease (for Subsidized housing or utilities included).
4. Current heating and electric bills.
Income Requirements (must be less than):
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
WICAA provides Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher assistance to low income families to help with monthly housing costs. Eligibility for the Housing Choice Voucher program is based on a family's household income. The voucher covers a portion of the rent and the tenant is expected to pay the balance. The tenants’ share is an affordable percentage of their income and is generally calculated to be between 30 to 40 percent of their monthly-adjusted gross income for rent and utilities. WICAA administers this program in Clay, Putnam and Sullivan counties for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.