Erie County Legislature
April 9, 2010 – For immediate release
– Jessica L. Finch, Director of Communications, (716) 858-8808
HEAP Outreach to be held April 21
NY) – Erie County Legislator
Kevin R. Hardwick, R-District 10, will sponsor a Home Energy Assistance Program
(HEAP) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at the United Way Office, 34 Seymour St., Tonawanda.
HEAP is a federally funded program designed to assist Erie County
residents with their heating bills. The
HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Department of Social
Services and is open to all income-eligible households.
“This service is provided to residents in need of assistance and I
encourage anyone in need to call for information or apply,” said Legislator
If a household has received a shut-off notice, the applicants are
encouraged to bring it with them to the site and they may be eligible for
The following documentation is required:
One form of identification for all
members of the household (birth certificate, license, Social Security card)
Proof of income received within the
last 30 days for all household members’ income (unemployment benefits,
worker’s compensation, etc.)
Current heat and/or electric bills
Current shut-off notice, or statement
of low fuel supply, if applicable
Proof of all household resources,
including, current checking and savings account bank statements, proof of other
resources (stocks, bonds, IRAs, 401K, etc.)
for Gross Monthly Income Eligibility
Household Size Gross Monthly Income
The HEAP hotline number is 858-7644.
If the applicant is missing information they may be allowed to mail the
information to complete the process.