CAVC helping low-income families pay energy bills

Community Action of Ventura County is continuing its Home Energy Assistance Program through June that offers financial help to low-income households with either their gas or electric bills.

HEAP is geared particularly for families with the lowest incomes that pay a high portion of their household income for home energy.

Interviews are by appointment at CAVC’s office at 621 Richmond Ave., in Oxnard, and at other locations in Ventura County. To set up an appointment or to have an application packet sent to your home, call 436-4000.

CAVC, formerly called the Commission on Human Concerns, is a nonprofit group that helps low-income, disadvantaged and at-risk families and individuals to become self-sufficient through a variety of programs and services. Started in 1965, CAVC serves thousands of clients a year.

For more information on HEAP and other CAVC programs and services, call 436-4000. Or visit its Web site at