Energy, water and rental/mortgage assistance available through GLEAMNS

NEWBERRY COUNTY – The GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, Inc. (CSBG, LIHEAP, LIHWAP and GEAP programs that serve the Upper Savannah area of ​​Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties) is taking appointments for energy, water, sewer and rental assistance.

The Low Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) and General Emergency Assistance Program (GEAP) are Federally funded programs designed to help eligible low-income households meet home heating, cooling, water, sewer and housing needs.

Home energy is defined as residential heating and cooling and to increase energy self-sufficiency; thus reducing vulnerability resulting from energy needs. The LIHEAP program is also designed to intervene in energy crisis situations and carry out local actions. LIHWAP provides funds to help low-income households pay their water and sewer bills. The GEAP program provides rental/mortgage assistance to people facing immediate eviction or foreclosure.

Some of the goals of the LIHEAP and GEAP programs for the 2022 program year are to extend reach to previously unserved households, reduce and/or prevent poverty, increase efficiency of water use energy and to target energy and rental assistance to eligible households with the highest needs. and the lowest incomes.

The Newberry County Community Services Office is completing the intake process/appointments over the phone and, as a safety precaution, is not accepting walk-in or in-person appointments at this time. Online applications are available at

For more information or to see if you qualify, call: (803) 597-5300 or (803) 722-3214.