2012-03-27


LIHEAP Crisis Grant Extended Two Weeks

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Department of Human Services today announced that the deadline to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis grant has been extended to April 13 for income eligible utility customers who have termination notices with a mailed date of February 1 or later. This is an extension of the original closing date of March 30.

In order to qualify for LIHEAP Crisis, an applicant must have an emergency situation and have a household income at or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty income level. For a family of two, this is an annual income no greater than $22,065.

The applicant must also provide proof of their heating emergency, such as a letter from the utility company stating that the utility has been shut off, proof of social security numbers for all household members and proof of gross income for a minimum of the last 90 days (more in some situations) for all household members 18 and older. Proof of the last 30 days is required for fixed income clients, such as Social Security or Cash Assistance recipients.

To apply in person for the LIHEAP Crisis Program, applicants should go to one of the following locations:

Downtown Pittsburgh
Human Services Building
One Smithfield Street - First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Natrona Heights
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
1913 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information about the LIHEAP Crisis Program, call the Allegheny County Department of Human Services TOLL FREE at 1-800-851-3838 or visit the Utility Assistance page on the DHS website.