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Legislator Hardwick Announces HEAP Outreach - Town of Tonawanda


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kosteckr - Posted on 11 January 2018

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, in the Town of Tonawanda. Applicants will be seen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

“As we are in the middle of winter and cold weather, it is extremely important that anyone who needs help heating their home take the proper steps to receive assistance and apply for HEAP. Outreach events like this, helps eligible residents with the application process, which can be overwhelming. Anyone who needs an application or has questions is encouraged to contact my office,” said Legislator Hardwick.

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 (utility bill, Rent/lease information or mortgage statement)
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.

The HEAP 2016-2017 income guidelines are as follows:
Household Size      Maximum Gross Monthly Income
     1                           $2,318
     2                           $3,031
     3                           $3,744
     4                           $4,457
     5                           $5,170
     6                           $5,883
     7                           $6,017
     8                           $6,150
     9                           $6,284
     10                         $6,418
     11                         $6,733

To request a HEAP application, please contact Legislator Hardwick at (716) 858-8672 or email kevin.hardwick@erie.gov or visit www2.erie.gov/socialservices.