There's a new push to help low income families pay for their energy bills, as Entergy employees and community activists, joined together to call for Congress and President Barack Obama to offer more funding for the low income home energy assistance program.

This money would help more low-income families pay their bills. The program only serves about 20 percent of those who are actually eligible for assistance. People who need help should call their local parish government office:

  • Jefferson Parish Jefferson Community Action Programs 504-736-6900
  • Orleans Parish Total Community Action Agency 504-324-8609
  • Plaquemines Parish Plaquemines Community Action Agency 504-391-7159
  • St. Bernard Parish St. Bernard Parish Government 504-278-4290
  • St. Charles Parish St. Charles Dept. of Community Health 985-764-7944
  • St. James Parish St. James Dept. of Community Health 225-562-2304
  • St. John Parish St. John Dept. of Health and Human Serv. 985-536-4955
  • St. Tammany Parish St. Tammany Community Action Agency 985-646-2090
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