HERR Benefit

If you are a homeowner and eligible, the Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement benefit can help you repair or replace your furnace, boiler and other direct heating equipment necessary to keep your home's primary heating source working.

Benefit amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to repair and replace your furnace, boiler, and/or other essential heating equipment, $3,000 for a repair and $6,500 for a replacement.

You must come to our office to apply. (An authorized representative is permitted to apply on behalf of the homeowner, but must provide identification and a statement signed by the homeowner. Reasonable accommodations will be explored for home-bound applicants to assist with application requirements.)

To apply, homeowner or authorized representative must apply in person with all necessary documentation. The documentation required is:

  • Two (2) furnace estimates from participating HEAP contractors. (Click HERE for a list of participating HERR contractors.)
  • Participating contractors will provide free estimates to HEAP applicants.
  • Proof of homeownership- Deed to home (County Real Property website can be utilized to prove home ownership if client cannot located Deed).
  • Proof of household resources: Current checking and/or savings account statements, proof of any stock, bonds, CDs, IRAs, etc.; One form of ID for all household members; Proof of income for all household members received within last 30 days.

Before work is started, it must be authorized and approved. Payment is made directly to the vendor after all the work is completed.

Renters are not eligible for HERR. Landlords may not apply for HERR for rental properties. Homeowners must own and be residing in the property for the 12 months prior to the HERR application. The furnace must have been operable within 12 months prior to the HERR application.