Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

by | Apr 7, 2020 | Housing Resources

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant.

Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants.

The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

How to apply. There are three ways to apply for LIHEAP:

Am I eligible?

  • You must meet income guidelines
  • You don’t have to be on public assistance
  • You don’t need to have an unpaid heating bills
  • You can rent or own your home

For more information visit https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/LIHEAP.aspx  and see the LIHEAP Brochure, available in English or Espanol.  Or, call the county assistance office in York at 717-771-1100, or the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095.

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