Residents who are struggling with their home heating bills can apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants.
It also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel, or termination of utility service.
The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150% of the federal poverty income level. For example, the income limit for an individual is $18,735; for a couple, the limit is $25,365; and for a family of four, it is $38,625.
Residents may apply for LIHEAP online (www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/heatingassistanceliheap) or by contacting their county assistance office.
County Assistance Offices
100 James Buchanan Drive, Thorndale
33 Westminster Drive, Carlisle
2432 N. Seventh St., P.O. Box 5959, Harrisburg
832 Manor St., P.O. Box 4967, Lancaster
625 S. Eighth St., Lebanon
130 N. Duke St., P.O. Box 15041, York