New York Counties Accepting HEAP Applications in Mid-November


Updated: 10/22/19 — 11:08A.M.

VESTAL, NY (WSKG) — Starting November 12, New York counties* are accepting new applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), the federally funded program meant to help low-income households pay for heat during the winter.

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Sonja Bennett, Deputy Commission of Assistance Program in Broome County, said it’s based on how much a household makes and how many people live there.

“If I went with a household of 4, the gross monthly income limit is $4,797,” Bennett said.

Anyone who receives SNAP or temporary assistance benefits automatically qualifies.

To apply, call (607) 778-1100 or visit the state’s website.

*An earlier version listed only Broome, but the application window is open for all counties.