McDonough: Home Heating Aid Is Welcome News for New Yorkers

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) today announced more than $373 million in home heating aid will be available for low- and middle-income New Yorkers who need assistance keeping their homes warm during the upcoming winter season. Applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) are available today, Friday, October 1.

“For many New Yorkers, the winter months bring costly heating bills which cause an added expense to their household budgets,” said McDonough. “This funding comes as welcome news for many of us. This money will ensure families can heat their homes through the frigid winter months.”

Eligible homeowners and renters may receive up to $751 in heating assistance, depending on their income, household size and how they heat their home. A family of four may have a maximum gross monthly income of $5,249 or an annual gross income of $62,983 and still qualify for benefits-a modest increase from the previous year's threshold. Applications for assistance are accepted at local departments of social services in person or by telephone, with funding provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Nassau County HEAP contacts can be found below.

Nassau County Department of Social Services
Phone: (516) 227-8519

Alternate Certifiers
Nassau County Office for the Aging
Phone: (516) 227-7386

Alternate Certifiers
Phone: (516) 565-4327

After Hours Emergency Contact
Nassau County Department of Social Services
Phone: (516) 573-8626