Georgians looking for help staying warm this winter are finding long lines and reduced budgets at assistance programs. Low-income residents can apply for federally-financed home heating through community organizations. Last month's cuts in food stamp benefits led to a record number of applicants for energy assistance.
As daily temperatures warm into the 90’s with triple digits not far behind, air conditioning expenses go up. But it's likely there will be little to no money available to help the state’s low income residents with their energy bills this summer.