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Majority Caucus lists February HEAP outreach dates to assist residents in need

The Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus announces that Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreaches will be held throughout the county to assistance residents in need this year. Attendees do not have to live in the specific town/village/city hosting the outreach to attend.

Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. All applicants will be interviewed. (*Note that three dates have a change in time.)

HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and energy conservation. 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.

Outreaches will be held by the Majority Caucus on the following days:

Legislator John Mills will host HEAP Outreaches on the following dates:

  • Monday, February 6, 2017 at Concord Town Hall – Auditorium, 86 Franklin St., Springville
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 at Eden Town Hall – Auditorium, 2795 East Church Street, Eden

Legislator Lynne Dixon will host HEAP Outreaches on the following date:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Access WNY, 609 Ridge Road, Lackawanna

Legislator Kevin Hardwick will host HEAP Outreaches on the following date:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at the Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda

Applicants must bring the following documentation to the outreach:

1) Proof of gross income received within the last 30 days for all household members

       a)  Wages: If paid weekly, last four (4) paystubs

       b) Wages: If paid bi-weekly, last two (2) paystubs

       c) Award letters, if applicable (Social Security, Pension, Unemployment, Workers Comp, Disability, etc.)

       d) Yearly statement of interest received (savings, checking, CDs, money market account, etc.)

       e) Dividend proof (stocks, bonds securities, etc.)

2) Social Security numbers for all household members

3) One (1) form of ID for all household members (birth certificate or Social Security card or driver’s license or school ID, etc.)

4) Proof of residency (Rent receipt, mortgage statement, utility bill)

5) Current heat and/or electric bill.    

For questions or additional information, please call the HEAP Hotline at (716) 858-7644 or HEAP Application Request Line at (716) 858-1969.  

Also, Erie County residents can apply online by visiting www.mybenefits.ny.gov.

The HEAP 2016-2017 income guidelines are as follows:


Household Size

Maximum Gross Monthly Income