Springfield’s OACAC expects increase in utility assistance this summer

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — If you’re having trouble paying your utility bills because of lost income during this pandemic, more help is on the way.

Springfield’s OACAC is closed to the public. But the office is taking applications for assistance.

The winter energy assistance program just ended. The season kept organizers busy. Summer assistance started June 1. When the temperature climbs, air conditioning is often necessary to keep people healthy and safe. With so many hurting financially right now, they know many will need help with the utility bills.

This story was published by Linda Simmons of KY3 on 6/17/20. You can read and watch the full story here.