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Money for heat and utility expenses

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) | NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

1. How it Works

HEAP helps low-income households meet the cost of heating their homes. The benefit can pay for fuel, your utility source, and heating equipment replacement and repairs. The benefit is paid either directly to the heating vendor or utility company.

  • Applications for the HEAP Regular Benefit ended on March 15, 2022.
  • You may be able to get HEAP even if your heat is included in your rent.
  • Other benefits are available that can help you:
    • pay for gas and/or electricity utility arrears.
    • repair or replace your furnace, boiler and other direct heating equipment, if you’re a homeowner.
    • receive energy efficiency services like heating equipment cleaning.
    • Learn more about these benefits from OTDA’s HEAP webpage.

2. Determine your eligibility

Your household may be eligible for Regular HEAP benefits if you can answer yes to these questions:

  1. Are you and the people you live with US citizens or have satisfactory immigration status?
  2. Is your income at or below these guidelines?
Household Size Monthly income for 2021-2022
1 $2,729
2 $3,569
3 $4,409
4 $5,249
5 $6,088
6 $6,928
7 $7,086
8 $7,243
9 $7,401
10 $7,558
11 $7,715
12 $7,873
13 $8,420
For each additional person, add: Add $568


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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the OTDA website for HEAP to learn more about this program.

Call 311

Ask for assistance with the Home Energy Assistance Program.


Call 212-331-3126 or the HEAP Infoline at 800-692-0557 for help with HEAP.

Last Updated Friday, July 29th, 11:23am

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