GENESEO, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2023 – The Livingston County Department of Social Services is reminding residents that the New York State Home Energy Assistance Program is now available for eligible households.
The program, which officially opens on November 1, 2023, provides direct assistance to eligible households to help cover the costs of utilities, fixing and replacing boilers, furnaces or other direct heating equipment necessary to keep your home’s primary heating source functioning.
Eligible households can also receive energy efficiency services including cleaning of primary equipment, chimney cleaning, minor repairs, installation of carbon monoxide detectors or programmable thermostats and more. In addition, HEAP may also be available to qualifying households for maintenance and replacement of cooling units.
Eligibility and benefits are based on a number of factors including income, household size, the primary heating source and the presence of a household member who is under the age of six or 60 and older or permanently disabled.
Qualifying households can apply online by visiting the Home Energy Assistance Program website, or by using publicly-accessible computers located in the lobby of the Livingston County Department of Social Services office located at 1 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris, N.Y. 14510.
Livingston County residents who are unable to apply online may request an application be mailed to their home address by calling (585) 243-7300.
To learn more about eligibility requirements of general information about the HEAP program, please visit the Livingston County Department of Social Services website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.