LIHEAP home energy assistance program and the Crisis Program will open November 1.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
The Low-Income Crisis Program helps in emergy situations:
Emergency situations include:
-Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced -Lack of fuel -The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off -Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or of having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days)
If you live in Philadelphia, visit the Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF) at www.uesfacts.org or call (215) 972-5170 for information on a program that may help you pay your utility bill.
You can also visit one of the 14 Neighborhood Energy Centers (NECs) in Philadelphia. For more information on the locations of the NECs, click here.