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Households with flood damaged furnaces may be eligible for assistance

I read an article in the Minot Daily News this morning about a program to help lower income families Furnacereplace flood damaged furnaces. This is great news! Just yesterday and friend was telling me about the new furnace they installed in their flooded home. We talked about the challenges of choosing the right one and the high cost of replacing a heating system.

So it is good news to hear Gov. Dalrymple is committing $5.6 million in federal funding to help low-income residents in Ward Co. with the prohibitive cost of a new furnace.

The program is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, Community Action Partnership - Minot Region and Ward County Social Services. The goal of the project is to install 90 percent efficient forced air furnaces to keep foundations heated over the winter.

To qualify, a household can earn up to 60 percent of the state median income for example; a household of one can have an adjusted gross income not exceeding $23,143; a household of two, $30,264; a household of three, $37,385; and a household of four, $44,506.

Applications are located at the Ward County Social Service office, at 400-22nd Avenue NW, Minot, during regular business hours, as well as online at (www.nd.gov/eforms/Doc/sfn00529.pdf), which can be completed and returned to the county office.

To read the full news article go to http://tinyurl.com/77xj84j

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