Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Applications for LIHEAP Crisis and LIHEAP Cash will NOT be handled by DHS in 2012-13.
Please visit the Pa. DPW Heating Assistance/LIHEAP information page to find links to the LIHEAP application, phone numbers and other helpful information.
LIHEAP has two different programs for families and individuals whose household income is not more than 150 percent the Federal Poverty Guidelines for a household of their size.
LIHEAP Cash, opens November 1, 2012, helps pay for utility bills during the late autumn and winter months. LIHEAP Cash does not require that the customer have past-due bills. Call 412-562-0330 or call the LIHEAP hotline weekdays - 1-866-857-7095.
LIHEAP Crisis, opens January 2, 2013, helps keep a crisis from happening. If a household is experiencing a heating emergency caused by the utility service to the home being turned off and locked, being without fuel, having broken heating equipment or leaking lines which must be fixed or replaced, LIHEAP Crisis can make a one-time payment to fix the problem. Information lines: 412-770-3677 or 412-770-3678
Apply online at COMPASS or by visiting one of the Allegheny County Assistance Offices or call numbers above.
Many area libraries have computers that can be used for free for 15 minutes. Find a library close to you.