Home Energy Assistance Programs

La Casa de Don Pedro helps eligible low income households in Essex County manage the costs of home heating and energy. Financial assistance is provide through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Universal Service Fund (USF) programs provided by the NJ Public Utility Board.

How Do I Know If I Qualify?

Households earning at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible ($4,184 gross income/month for a family of 4). Only your most recent monthly income counts, so if you’re behind on bills due to unemployment or other financial crises, you may now qualify. Both homeowners and renters can be eligible and should apply.

How Do I Apply?

Download an application, read up on the program’s qualifications and required documents, and learn about other payment assistance programs right here on our website.

Mail or drop off your complete application to any of our Home Energy Assistance Centers:

La Casa / PSE&G Customer Service Centers
PSE&G Newark: 80 Park Place | PSE&G West Orange: 59 Main Street
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8am – 4pm

317 Roseville Avenue, Newark
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-4pm. Wednesday: 9am – 6pm.

La Casa also provides Weatherization Assistance to eligible families to help conserve energy and reduce energy costs for renters, homeowners, and owners of multi-family buildings. Energy conservation measures can include heating unit repairs/replacement, insulation and other measures.

The Senior Citizen’s Heating & Cooling Program reaches low-income seniors and medically eligible individuals facing an emergency heating or cooling  situation by helping replace boilers,  installing cooling units, or providing emergency fuel.

Residents of other New Jersey counties can click HERE for a listing of local agencies that administer the LIHEAP, USF, Weatherization, and Senior Citizen’s Heating & Cooling Programs.

THE 2018-19 ENERGY SEASON FOR LIHEAP RUNS FROM OCTOBER 1, 2018 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2019.