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Georgetown General Assistance: 371-2820
Contractors Serving Georgetown
Salvation Army: 443-3611
25 Congress Ave, Bath, Maine 04530.
The Salvation Army in Maine has a focus on assisting with utility bills, in particular, gas and heating costs during the winter. They offer support, such as grants or vouchers for oil, to keep low-income families warm. They also offer crisis solutions and find additional resources for emergency utility assistance programs.
The Salvation Army also serves seniors and lower income families with hot meals, warm coats, and Christmas gift support. Other social services include free food bags, emergency rental assistance, Thanksgiving meals, grants to pay utility or heating costs, and so much more. Case management and self-sufficiency is also offered at the same time as emergency aid.
Maine Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (commonly called LIHEAP or HEAP) provides money to low-income homeowners and renters to help pay heating costs. Eleven Community Action Programs distribute the funds throughout Maine, in most cases directly to the fuel vendors. The program is not intended to pay for all heating costs, but to assist in paying the heating bills. For details on the LIHEAP program click here.
Bath Housing "Comfortably Home" Program
Don’t be fooled by the title of this program! Georgetown residents who met the income requirements are eligible for these wonderful services, including these commonly addressed issues:
smoke and CO detectors
changing light bulbs
grab bars handrails
To participate, contact Bath Housing at (207) 443-3116. The program serves homeowners aged 60 or older that live within 20 miles of Bath and meet income requirements. For details, click here.
Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine Weatherization and Critical Home Repair Program
Service to help button up homes to reduce heat loss and heating expenses with weather stripping, door sweeps, blocking foundation leaks, and installing custom-built interior window inserts. Critical home repairs could include deferred maintenance or worn out or damaged areas. Other modifications address safety, mobility, accessibility, and independence, all at no cost to qualified homeowners.
Must own home or live in family-owned home. Income up to 80% of area median ($39,520 for individual; $45,120 for family of 2).
Budget: $1,500 for materials; volunteer labor; no cost to homeowner.
Point of Contact: 504-9332 or click here.