Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program
Providing Heating Assistance
The Crisis program will reopen in the Fall of 2017.
The LIHEAP program is run by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. If you have a heating emergency and need to apply for a crisis grant, contact your local county assistance office or visit the LIHEAP website.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Elena Baker, Director, Weatherization & Housing
Phone:610-277-6363 ext. 118
Local County Assistance Offices:
Norristown: Toll Free: 1-877-398-5571
1931 New Hope Street Phone: 610-270-3500
Norristown, PA 19401-3191 LIHEAP: 610-272-1752
Pottstown: Toll Free: 1-800-641-3940
24 Robinson Street Phone: 610-327-4280
Pottstown, PA 19464-5584 LIHEAP: 610-272-1752
What Does the Program Provide?
Emergency situations include:
Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
Lack of fuel
The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off
Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or of having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days)
Assistance with home heating crisis situations will be available 24 hours a day; in most counties, you should contact your local county assistance office. However, residents of the two counties listed below are encouraged to directly contact their local agencies that operate the crisis component in their areas:
Luzerne - Commission on Economic Opportunity of Luzerne Co., 1-800-822-0359;
Wyoming - Commission on Economic Opportunity of Wyoming Co., (570) 836-4090.