Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

How Do I Know If I Qualify for LIHEAP?

Households earning at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible ($4,367 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.

Household SizeMonthly Gross Income
1$2,127
2$2,873
3$3,620
4$4,367
5$5,113
6$5,860
7$6,607
8$7,353
9$8,100
10$8,847

How Do I Apply?


LIHEAP and USF clients can submit their program applications, as well as emergency requests and all supporting documents electronically to energyasst@lacasanwk.org OR mail to PO Box 7118, Newark, NJ  07107.  Additionally, program inquires and questions can also be sent directly to energyasst@lacasanwk.org .

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.

While we will accept all applications, an application must be complete before it can be processed and passed onto the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs to be reviewed, determined if it is approved or denied, and the amount of the benefit. If you submit an incomplete application, we will send you a denial notice and a letter listing all pending required documents. Only until an application is complete, can it be processed.

Home Energy Assistance Programs Contact Information

Due to a second wave of rising COVID-19 cases, in an effort to keep our community as safe as possible, La Casa de Don Pedro will no longer be accepting in-person appointments or walk-in clients at our 317 Roseville Avenue Home Energy Center in Newark for LIHEAP, USF,  weatherization, or lead abatement services until futher notice. You can still easily download all required applications and safely submit them via email, US mail, or fax. Our top priority is the health and safety of all program participants and staff. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us at energyasst@lacasanwk.org or 973-485-0795/0796 for any questions you may have.

La Casa/ PSE&G Customer Service Centers closed until further notice.

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 helps low-income seniors and medically eligible individuals facing an emergency heating or cooling  situation by replacing old, non-fuctioning 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 2020-21 ENERGY SEASON FOR LIHEAP OPENED OCTOBER 1, 2020.