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.
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 2013-2014 ENERGY SEASON BEGAN OCTOBER 1, 2013. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH 2014, HOWEVER, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR QUALIFIED CLIENTS WILL END MAY 31ST, 2014.
Home Energy Assistance Center Locations and Hours
317 Roseville Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07107
973-485-0795 or 973-485-0796
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
PSE&G Customer Service Centers
Hours begin November 4, 2013
80 Park Place, Newark NJ 07102
59 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052
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 TRUE programs, call 973-485-0795 or 973-485-0796.
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