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Peoples Gas

For Release: 03/26/2014

Peoples Gas to Host Resource Fair

Millions of Dollars Available in LIHEAP Funding to Assist Residents

CHICAGO, IL – Peoples Gas is urging residents who are in need of financial assistance to pay this winter's energy bills to attend a Resource Fair the utility is hosting in partnership with CEDA (Community Economic Development Association) and ComEd. Record-breaking sub-zero temperatures this winter caused Peoples Gas customers to use more natural gas than they did last year. The increase in demand, coupled with higher natural gas prices, resulted in most customers seeing higher gas bills this winter.

The Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th Street. Joining Peoples Gas, CEDA and ComEd at the fair will be a number of other city, state and human services agencies to provide information on programs and resources such as LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and the Peoples Gas Share the Warmth program that are available to assist residents.

"t has been one of the coldest winters we have seen in decades," aid Larry Szumski, vice president of Customer Relations. "There are millions of dollars available in LIHEAP funding available to assist residents and it is not too late for residents to apply for these funds. We don't want to see these funds go unused."

LIHEAP, a federally-funded program, provides grants to help customers pay toward their outstanding energy bills, reconnect natural gas service and maintain their home's gas service. LIHEAP is open to residents whose income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. Share the Warmth, an energy assistance program funded through donations from Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, their employees and customers, provides matching grants of up to $200 to qualifying residents whose income is at or below 200% of the poverty level.

CEDA will take applications on site from residents who qualify for LIHEAP funding and the Peoples Gas Share the Warmth matching grant program. With the amount of LIHEAP funding still available, CEDA anticipates being able to keep the application process open throughout the program year which runs thru the end of May.

Customers should bring the following documents with them if applying for a LIHEAP grant:

  • Proof of gross income from all household members for the last 30 days.
  • Copy of most recent utility bill.
  • Proof of Social Security Numbers of all household members.
  • A Medical Eligibility Card for any household member receiving TANF; and
  • Copy of rental agreement in cases where utilities are included in the rent.

Peoples Gas representatives will also provide information on how customers can save money and energy by taking advantage of the Peoples Gas Home Energy Rebate Program and the Home Energy Jumpstart Program, a partnership with ComEd. Peoples Gas customers who are unable to attend the utility assistance and resource fair can visit or or call CEDA's hotline at (800) 571-CEDA (2332) to find the location of the closest LIHEAP application site or for more information.

About Peoples Gas

Peoples Gas, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves approximately 829,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of Chicago.

For More Information, Contact:

  • Bonnie Johnson (Media)
    Manager, Public Relations
    (312) 240-4567
    (312) 907-7333 (CELL)