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James Maroney

Representing Milford, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge

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Sen. Maroney and Rep. Rose Hold Winter Heating Program Informational Forum at the Milford Senior Center

MILFORD, CT – Today at the Milford Senior Center, state Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) hosted a winter heating informational forum with state Representative Kim Rose (D-Milford). The two lawmakers were joined by Team Inc., which provided information on important programs to assist lower income individuals with heating costs this winter.

“This forum provided people in our community with the opportunity to learn more about important programs to assist them in heating their homes at an affordable price,” said Sen. Maroney. “Programs like the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program not only keep the homes of Connecticut families warm, but also it does so in a manner that enables them to budget for other household essentials and bills.”

The lawmakers took questions from seniors regarding affordable heating options and went into detail about The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP). This program is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of Connecticut's lower income households, specifically those households whose income falls at, or below, 60 percent of the state median income.

“These events are a great opportunity to connect with residents and remind them of the many resources our state offers,” said Rep. Rose. “For seniors who live on a fixed income, the state’s heating assistance program can make all the difference through affordable renovations that can protect families from harsh Connecticut winters and cut monthly electric bills.”

According to CT.gov, Winter Heating Assistance pays for a household’s primary heating source such as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal, wood and wood pellets on behalf of eligible households. Interested individuals can apply for CEAP at TEAM Inc., a community action agency helping sign people up for this important program. Eligible households may also be eligible for weatherization assistance, which can help in energy conservation and may lead to even lower heating bills. For more information, call TEAM Inc., at 203-736-5420.

TEAM Inc. is a private, not-for-profit human services agency which serves the communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and Woodbridge. TEAM’s footprint in the community spans Early Childhood & Head Start, Basic Needs & Case Management Services, Elderly Services & Meals on Wheels, Employment & Training Supports, Housing Supports, and more.

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