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 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.

Please be advised that the Temporary Relief for Utility Expense (TRUE) program is no longer available. The PAGE program serves as its replacement.


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 – 6pm.   Center closes at 7pm.
  • Closed Fridays and the last week of each month for data processing
  • Saturday Hours: 9am-1pm, one Saturday each month from Oct – May

Saturday, Oct. 17

Saturday, Nov. 14

Saturday, Dec. 12

Saturday, Jan. 9

Saturday, Feb. 20

Saturday, March 12

Saturday, April 9

Saturday, May 14

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.
  • Closed Fridays and the last week of each month for data processing

PSE&G Customer Service Centers

Hours begin Friday, October 2, 2015 and end Friday, April 29th, 2016

80 Park Place, Newark NJ 07102

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

59 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 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 programs, call 973-485-0795 or 973-485-0796.

Holiday Closures

All Home Energy Centers will be closed on the following holidays:

Monday,  October 12, 2015, Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26, 2015, Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27, 2015, Day after Thanksgiving
Friday, December 25, 2015, Christmas Day
Friday, January 1, 2016 New Years Day
Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 15, 2016, Presidents Day
Friday, March 25, 2016, Good Friday
Monday, May 30, 2016 Memorial Day

9am-12noon  hours: Wednesday, November 25th and Thursday, December 24th.


Related Forms

Doctor’s Cooling Request Certification Form

Emergency Assistance Benefit Request Form

Monthly Expenses Form

Tenant Lease Verification Form

Zero Income Statement

Home Energy Office Hours and Holidays


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