Home Energy Assistance Programs

La Casa provides assistance to eligible low and moderate income households in Essex County to help manage the costs of home heating and energy under the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Universal Service Fund programs provided by the NJ Public Utility Board.

La Casa also provides Weatherization Assistance to eligible families to help conserve energy and reduce renter and homeowner energy costs.  Weatherizing homes and rental units can include heating units repairs/replacement, insulation and other measures. Home heating oil emergency services are also available to senior citizens in addition to other potential assistance for medical eligible households.

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

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.

PAGE/TRUE is geared to families facing an economic hardship but who may not financially qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  The program information such as eligibility, required documents, and the application are now available by downloading them on this page just to your right.  La Casa de Don Pedro administers the program for residents living in Essex and Union counties.

THE 2014-2015 ENERGY SEASON WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 1, 2014.

Home Energy Assistance Center Locations and Hours

317 Roseville Avenue

Newark, New Jersey 07107

973-485-0795 or 973-485-0796

Intake Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Center closes at 5pm.
  • Wednesdays: 9am – 7pm.   Center closes at 7pm.
  • 2nd Saturday of each month, except for holiday weekends: 9am – 1pm
  • Closed Fridays and the last week of each month for data processing

An application drop box is accessible during normal agency business hours even when the center is not open for intake.

600 Central Avenue

East Orange, New Jersey 07018

Intake Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Center closes at 5pm.
  • Wednesdays: 9am – 6pm.  Center closes at 7pm.
  • 2nd Saturday of each month, except for holiday weekends: 9am – 1pm
  • Closed Fridays and the last week of each month for data processing

 

PSE&G Customer Service Centers

Hours begin November 4, 2014

80 Park Place, Newark NJ 07102

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

59 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Drop boxes at PSE&G Customer Service Centers are available from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday.

For assistance with LIHEAP / USF and PAGE/TRUE programs, call 973-485-0795 or 973-485-0796.

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