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Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke Announces HEAP Outreach

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the Dudley Branch Library, 2010 South Park Avenue in Buffalo.

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:

Interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.  All prospective clientele are welcome to apply for HEAP assistance at outreach sites, regardless of age or disability.  Emergency Heap Applicants must have a final disconnection notice.  General HEAP applicants are required to bring the following documentation to the session:

-          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, Social Security or Pension Award letters, Proof of Child Support, Rental Income, Unemployment Benefits, Worker’s Compensation, Etc.)

-          Current Heat and Electric Bills including current shut off or disconnect notices, if applicable


HEAP Income Guidelines 2014 – 2015

 Monthly Household Gross Income Cannot Exceed:



Household Size


Gross Monthly Income