The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which helped mitigate the burden of high winter fuel bills for 1.4 million New York households last year, has opened for the season and is accepting new applications.
Regular HEAP eligibility and benefits are based on income, household composition and the type of fuel used to heat your home. To qualify for assistance, an individual’s gross monthly maximum income cannot exceed $2,300, and the gross monthly maximum income for a household of two is $3,007. Eligible homeowners can also apply for the Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement to repair or replace the furnace, boiler and other direct heating equipment necessary to keep the home’s primary heating source working.
Benefit amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace the essential l heating equipment, with $3,000 allowed for a repair and $6,500 for a replacement.
Homeowners must meet all the eligibility conditions, including the income and resource requirements.
Before work is started, it must be approved and authorized by the HEAP local district. Payment is made directly to the vendor after all the work is completed.
For more information or for help completing an application, please call NNORC at 514-2023.