Modified: February 11, 2019 11:35am
Erie County Legislator Peter J. Savage, III (D-Buffalo, Tonawanda) is announcing that two HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) outreach sessions for the third legislative district will be held.
The first outreach session will be held at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Avenue in Buffalo on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The second outreach session will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM -4:00 PM at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road 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 858-7644 or visit the Erie County Social Services Webpage and click on the "HEAP" tab.
Erie County HEAP and Emergency Services department has re-located from 478 Main - 1st floor to 460 Main St, second floor, effective October 15, 2018. Clients are to report to this new HEAP location via the Main Street entrance. For regular benefit assistance, customers can request an application be mailed to them by calling the application request line at 858-1969.
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
For more information or assistance, please contact Mary Ann at 832-0493 or MaryAnn.Moriarity@erie.gov.