Buffalo NY- First District Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) announces that the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) cooling assistance is available beginning May 1, 2014. The program will close on August 29, 2014, or earlier, if funding is exhausted. Eligible households will receive installation of one (1) window Air Conditioner.
Starting May 1, 2014, clients interested in cooling assistance may apply at the HEAP office at 291 Pearl Street, Buffalo, 8am-4pm. Applications will also be accepted by mail. Clients may call the HEAP application request line at 858-1969 for an application packet. Applications will be mailed beginning 5/1/2014.
First District Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) and the Erie County Legislature honored Diana Cihak, the founder of Woman Elect, in recognition of National Woman's History Month. The presentation took place at the Erie County Legislature session on Thursday, March 13, 2014, held in Old County Hall in the City of Buffalo.
Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams and the Erie County Legislature presented certificates to the students of the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School Robotics Team and offered Team Wolverine encouragement and best wishes in their upcoming State Championship competition. The presentation took place at the Erie County Legislature session on Thursday, March 13, 2014, held in Old County Hall in the City of Buffalo.
Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) is announcing that two HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) outreach sessions will be held at locations within the 1st District between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm. 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.
Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams is very concerned about funding cuts to area women’s shelters that provide life-saving detox, mental health and substance abuse counseling. A resolution Legislator Miller-Williams sponsored has brought attention to the issue and important testimony before the Legislature’s Health & Human Service Committee.
The serious problem with CPS over the last several years is just heart-wrenching. Reforms within this County department are ongoing and helpful, and together with reforms at the State level, will provide additional avenues to help our most vulnerable residents. Joining her Democratic colleagues in supporting legislation currently before both houses of the State Legislature, Barbara Miller-Williams is hopeful that this legislation secures passage, as well as the signature of Gov. Cuomo, in order to become law.
1st District Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams will conduct two separate Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreaches on Monday, January 27, 2014 and Thursday January 30, 2014.
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