Heating assistance heap benefit Program

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Help with Heating Bills

Home Energy Assistance (HEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income homeowners and renters pay the cost of heating their homes. Eligible families can also apply for funds to help pay for home heating equipment and repairs.



Eligibility depends on a number of factors, including household income, household size, primary heating, source and weather a member of the household is under the age of 6, over the age of 60, or is permanently disabled. 

If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off. HEAP may be able to help you if you heat your home with:

  • Electricity

  • Natural Gas

  • Wood

  • Oil

  • Kerosene

  • Propane

  • Coal

  • Other fuel sources

2018-19 HEAP Monthly Income Limits

Your total household gross monthly income for your household size must be at or below the following guidelines:

Household Size     Maximum Monthly Income

1                         $2,391
2                         $3,127
3                         $3,863
4                         $4,598
5                         $5,334
6                         $6,070
7                         $6,208
8                         $6,346
9                         $6,483
10                       $6,621
11                       $6,918

Each additional Add $540 


How to Apply


Applications are now being accepted. Please note that assistance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. This year, households can receive up to $675 in assistance, plus add-ons. An extra emergency payment is also available to households that are out of fuel or going to have their service shut off.  Applications for emergency benefit open on Jan. 2, 2019.  


Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your HEAP Local District Contact. Call 800-692-0557 or visit: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/#overview

East Flatbush

2806 Church Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11226


9701 Avenue L

Brooklyn, NY 11236


(718) 469-4679

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