The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income homeowners and renters pay for utility and heating bills.
If you are homebound, you may request a home visit to apply for HEAP. A person is considered to be homebound if, due to physical or mental illness, he or she is unable to leave home without assistance or escort.
HEAP is a seasonal program. You must re-apply each year to qualify for HEAP.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2018-2019 season has passed. Applications for the 2019-2020 season are expected to be available in November.
HEAP recipients can use HEAP approval letters as documentation to support Con Ed reduced rate programs and Verizon Lifeline.
You can get additional information from the Human Resources Administration by phone.