Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson Announces HEAP Outreaches in the First Legislative District

Modified: November 25, 2019 5:18pm

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson is announcing six (6) HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) outreach events:


Saturday, November 16th at The William Emslie YMCA, 585 William Street from 9AM- 2PM (PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS SITE to 716-472-6441)

Monday, November 18th at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont Street from 9AM-3PM

Friday, November 22nd at The Belle Center, 104 Maryland Street from 9AM-2PM

Wednesday, December 4th at True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 East Ferry Street from 9AM-4PM

Monday, December 16th at JKF Recreation Center, 114 Hickory Street from 9AM-2PM

Wednesday, December 18th at Pratt Willert Community Center, 422 Pratt Street from 9AM-2PM


HEAP is a federally funded program to assist Erie County Residents with their heating and electric bills. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services. For more information, contact the HEAP Hotline at 858-7644 or visit: and www.mybenefits.nygov.


Erie County HEAP and Emergency Services department is located at 460 Main St, second floor, effective October 15, 2018. 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


If an applicant is missing information, they may be allowed to mail the information and complete the application process. If possible, please bring photocopies of documentation with you to expedite the application process. For more information or assistance, please contact Marietta at 842-0490.