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.



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 3, 2016

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Center closes at 5pm.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00pm
  • Closed Fridays and the last week of each month for data processing and outreach.

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.

600 Central Avenue, East Orange, NJ

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Closed Fridays and the last week of each month for data processing and outreach.
  • Every 2nd Saturday of each month – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm for client walk-in

PSE&G Customer Service Centers

Hours begin October 3, 2016 and end April 30th, 2017

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 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 10, 2016, Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2016, Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25, 2016, Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 26, 2016, Day after Thanksgiving

Monday, December 26, 2015, Day after Christmas

Monday, January 2, 2017 New Years Day
Monday, January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 20, 2017, Presidents Day
Friday, April 14, 2017, Good Friday
Monday, May 29, 2017 Memorial Day

9am-12noon  hours: Wednesday, November 23


Related Forms

Low Income Energy Assistance Program Fact Sheet 2017

LIHEAP Office Hours & Holiday Closings

Zero Income Statement DCA

2017 USFHEA Application

Tenant Homeowner Verification Form DCA

Monthly Expenses Form DCA

Dr’s Cooling Certification

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