The City provides emergency financial assistance for individuals who have received an electric, gas or heating disconnect notice. Resources are also available for qualified households that have a low supply of heating fuel or a broken boiler or furnace.
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income homeowners and renters pay for utility and heating bills. HEAP is a seasonal program. For the 2013-2014 season, the last day to apply for regular HEAP was Friday, March 14. The last day to apply for Emergency HEAP was Monday, March 17. Information about applying for the 2014-2015 season is expected to be available in early November.