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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 opened on November 1, 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:
    • 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

Eligibility and benefits are based on:

  • the presence of a household member who is under age 6, age 60 or older or permanently disabled
  • the primary heating source
  • income and household size
Household Size Maximum Monthly Gross Income for 2022-2023
1 $2,852
2 $3,730
3 $4,608
4 $5,485
5 $6,363
6 $7,241
7 $7,405
8 $7,570
9 $7,734
10 $7,899
11 $8,064
12 $8,228
13 $8,778
For each additional person, add: Add $590

 

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3. What you need to include

It’s important to include the right documents when you apply. Your documents show whether the program is right for you.

This page can help you choose the right documents for your application.

Proof of residence (where you live)

  • Current rent receipt with name and address of tenant and landlord or lease with name and address
  • Water, sewage, or tax bill
  • Homeowner’s/Renter’s Insurance Policy
  • Utility bill
  • Mortgage payment books/receipts with address

Proof of vendor relationship

Proof of your income

Proof of identity

Proof of social security

Proof of vulnerability

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply by mail

  1. Download and complete the application.
  2. Mail your application to:
    New York City Home Energy Assistance Program
    P.O. Box 1401, Church Street Station
    New York, NY, 10008

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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 HEAP

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

Last Updated Wednesday, November 2nd, 10:35am

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