Home Energy Assistance Program (H.E.A.P.)

Home Energy Assistance Program (H.E.A.P.)

Legislator Betty Jean Grant  and Barbara Miller-Williams Announces

H.E.A.P. Outreach Sites 

Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant and Barbara Miller-Williams will conduct Home Energy Assistance Program (H.E.A.P.) Outreach Sites throughout the 1st Legislative District for the 2017-2018 H.E.A.P. season. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist Erie County Residents with their heating bills.

The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.  For more information, contact the HEAP Hotline at 858-7870 or 858-7466 or visit: www.erie.gov/depts/socialservices/heap.asp  and www.mybenefits.nygov.

All eligible households may submit an application to receive services for the Regular H.E.A.P. benefit, Weatherization Assistance program, Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement Assistance program and the Heating Equipment (Furnace) Clean and Tune Assistance program. Emergency Assistance and Electric Assistance will be available starting January 2, 2018. Constituents are encouraged to apply for the benefit even if their bill is current so that the H.E.A.P. benefit can be applied as a credit to their account. If an applicant is missing information, they may be allowed to mail the information and complete the application process.

The outreach events will be held throughout the H.E.A.P. season at various locations in District 1 on Wednesdays from November 29, 2017 to January 17, 2018. The events are as follows:

HEAP Outreach sponsored by Betty Jean Grant

When: Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

Where: Community Health Center

34 Benwood Ave, Buffalo

 

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

          George K. Arthur Center

          2056 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14211

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – 1pm to 4pm

          Dorothy J. Collier Center

           118 E. Utica Street, Buffalo, NY 14209

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

            William-Emslie YMCA

           585 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14206

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 1pm to 4pm

            Hispanics United of Buffalo

           254 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY 14201

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 10am to 3pm

           Autumnwood Senior Center

            1800 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY 14206

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 10am to 4pm

           CAO Masten Resource Center

          1423 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14211

Applicants are requested to bring the following Documentation to the Workshop:

  • One (1) form of identification for all household members (birth certificates, license, Social Security Card)
  • Proof of income received within the last 30 days for all household members (pay stubs, SS or pension award letters, proof of child support, rental income, unemployment benefits, worker’s comp., etc.)
  • Current heat bill (and/or electric bill; opens January 2, 2018)
  • For Heating Equipment: Two (2) furnace estimates from participating H.E.A.P. contractors; Proof of homeownership- Deed to home

H.E.A.P. is a federally funded program to assist Erie County residents with their heating bills. The H.E.A.P. outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households.

For information or assistance, please contact Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams’ District Office at (716) 842-0490 or e-mail bmw@erie.govor the H.E.A.P. Hotline at (716) 858-7644.