Deadline for tax credit approaching

The deadline to apply for the state’s home heating tax credit is coming up soon. The money comes from a federal low–income home energy assistance program grant.

That credit may be more crucial for low–income residents this year than usual. Other utility assistance funding sources are drying up. The Ishpeming Salvation Army says its own utility assistance program is basically tapped out for the year.

Lieutenant Stephen Hansen says some donors have helped the utility assistance program during the summer.

That money has been used to help residents in extremely dire straits. If you’re interested in the home heating tax credit, you can apply through the Michigan Department of Treasury.