Heating source inside homeAs it starts to get colder out and winter moves in, your home heating and energy bills will be increasing. We have some good news for you, though. On Friday, November 15th, Senator Andrew Lanza announced that Staten Island residents will have the opportunity to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).  This is a federally-funded program that was set in place to help out households that have a low income with their energy costs.

With fuel costs increasing lately, this could be very beneficial to those who need assistance. Not only does this program help out with energy bills, it also has emergency assistance and helps make repairs to heating equipment. To learn more about the benefits you can obtain from this program and the income level needed to be approved, you can visit http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/program.asp#regular.

The program officially started taking applications on Monday, November 18th. If you want help with applying, Senator Lanza will have a HEAP representative in his office on Thursdays, starting November 21st and lasting until the end of the year. The office is located at 3845 Richmond Avenue and is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  If you have any questions, you can call (718) 984 – 4073. Posted by Anthony Licciardello on


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