Senator Lanza Announces 2013-2014 Home Energy Assistance Program (Heap)

Andrew J. Lanza

November 15, 2013

HEAP Representatives Will Be Available at Lanza’s Office Every Thursday

Staten Island residents may qualify to receive assistance with their heat and energy bills this winter, Senator Lanza announced today.

The Home Energy Assistance Program officially began for the 2013-2014 winter season on Monday, November 18. HEAP is a federally funded program that provides heating benefits to supplement a household's annual energy cost. HEAP also provides emergency assistance for households in a heat related energy emergency, and assists with furnace repairs and/or replacements for households with inoperable heating equipment. HEAP may help pay for Electricity, Propane, Natural Gas, Wood, Oil, Kerosene, Coal, or any other heating fuel.

            “In anticipation of the cold weather months and subsequent high fuel costs, all eligible Staten Island households are encouraged to apply for HEAP,” said Senator Lanza.  “My office will have an authorized HEAP representative available every Thursday to assist with applications and processing.”

Residents who need assistance can call Senator Lanza’s office at (718) 984-4073 Monday through Friday or stop by Lanza’s office located at 3845 Richmond Ave. in Eltingville. An authorized HEAP representative will be on hand every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. beginning November 21st and continuing through the end of the year.