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Heating Assistance Delayed From October To November

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - It's been a mild October in mid-Michigan, but the weather will soon start to get colder.

Because of a bill signed into law earlier this year, some local non-profits say low income families may lose their heating assistance. Assistance dollars will now be available starting in November, instead of October.

Lansing's Director of Human Resources Joan Jackson Johnson along with non-profits like the VOA, say that leaves many without the cash they relied on to pay their October bills, which in some cases, results in electricity shut offs.

Johnson hopes an appropriation committee will look to move some money around to help those who need help now.

"We need all the help we can get now. Aagain, we are talking about seniors. We are talking about children, and we are talking about families and again the financial impact this will have on the city, even the department of human services," said Johnson.

Stay with 6 News at 11 and hear from the committee chair for this program.

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