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.

 

THE 2017-18 ENERGY SEASON FOR LIHEAP BEGAN OCTOBER 2nd.  LA CASA DE DON PEDRO IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. HOURS ARE MONDAY,TUESDAY, AND THURSDAY 9AM – 4PM AND WEDNESDAY 9AM-6PM AT 317 ROSEVILLE AVENUE ONLY.

Energy Season Home Energy Assistance Center Locations and Hours

317 Roseville Avenue (located in lower-level in rear of building)

Newark, New Jersey 07107

973-485-0795 or 973-485-0796

Intake Hours: Effective October 2, 2017

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Center closes at 5pm.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00pm
  • Closed Fridays and the last full week of each month for data processing and outreach
  • Saturday Hours Available at 317 Roseville Avenue:
  •   Saturday, October 14th
  •   Saturday, November 18th
  •   Saturday, December 9th
  •   Saturday, January 20th, 2018
  •   Saturday, February 10th, 2018
  •   Saturday, March 10th, 2018
  •   Saturday, April 14th, 2018
  •   Saturday, May 19, 2018

No  late night or weekend hours are being offered outside of LIHEAP season.

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

PSE&G Customer Service Centers

Hours begin October 2, 2017 and end April 30th, 2018

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.

Maximum of 50 clients per day. You must bring your own copies of all required documentation.

For assistance with LIHEAP / USF programs call 973-485-0795 or 973-485-0796.

Holiday Closures

All Home Energy Centers are closed on the following holidays:

Monday, October 9, 2017 for Columbus Day

Friday, November 10th, 2017 for Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017, the center closes at 12noon

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 for Thanksgiving day

Friday, November 24th, 2017 for the Day After Thanksgiving

Monday, December 25th, 2017 for Christmas Day

Monday, January 1st, 2017 for New Year’s Day

Monday, January 15th, 2018 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, February 19, 2018 for President’s Day

Friday, March 30, 2018 for Good Friday

Monday. May 28, 2018 for Memorial Day

 

 

 

Related Forms

Low Income Energy Assistance Program Fact Sheet 2017

LIHEAP Office Hours & Holiday Closings

Zero Income Statement DCA

2018 USFHEA Application

Tenant Homeowner Verification Form DCA

Monthly Expenses Form DCA

Dr’s Cooling Certification

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