Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


The 2024 LIHEAP/USF season runs from October 1st, 2023 to June 30, 2024.

For over 20 years, La Casa de Don Pedro has helped eligible low-income households in Essex County manage the costs of home heating and energy.

How Do I Know If I Qualify for LIHEAP/USF?

Households earning at or below 60% of the state median income level may be eligible. Only your most recent monthly income counts, so if you’re behind on bills due to unemployment or other financial crises, you may now qualify. Both homeowners and renters are eligible and should apply.

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How Do I Apply?
(Essex County residents only)

To complete your LIHEAP/USF application online, click here.

Click here to download a printable version of the LIHEAP/USF application, fill it out, and email it back to us at energyasst@lacasanwk.org.

Click here to download a printable version of the LIHEAP/USF application, fill it out, and mail it to: La Casa de Don Pedro, Attn: LIHEAP/USF, PO Box 7118, Newark, NJ 07107.

Click here to download a printable version of the LIHEAP/USF application, fill it out, and fax it to 973-485-9984.

Essex County residents can also submit their LIHEAP/USF applications as well as emergency requests and all supporting documents in-person at 317 Roseville Ave, Newark, NJ during the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 9AM-4PM, Wednesday from 9AM-6PM, or the second Saturday of every month from 9AM-1PM (Third Saturday in the event of a holiday). We are closed Fridays.

We have paper applications as well as kiosks available at our 317 Roseville Ave site to submit your application. However, to expedite your wait time, please click here to download the application and bring the completed version with you along with all supporting documents.

Please Note:
All applications must be fully completed (including all supporting documents) before it can be processed and passed onto the State of New Jersey for review. If you submit an incomplete application, we will send you a denial notice and a letter listing all the pending required documents and information.

Any LIHEAP/USF-related inquiries and questions can be sent directly to energyasst@lacasanwk.org.

PSE&G Customer Service Centers:

PSE&G has a Customer Service Center at 80 Park Plaza, Newark, NJ where you can go for LIHEAP/USF assistance as well. Their hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00am – 4:00pm and Fridays from 8:00am – 3:00pm.

They also have a Customer Service Center at 59 Main Street, West Orange, NJ which is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00am – 4:00pm.

LIHEAP/USF Documents

Other Resources:

La Casa also provides Weatherization Assistance to eligible families to help conserve energy and reduce energy costs for renters, homeowners, and owners of multi-family buildings. Energy conservation measures can include heating unit repairs/replacement, insulation and other measures.

Residents of other New Jersey counties can click HERE for a listing of local agencies that administer the LIHEAP, USF, and Weatherization.

Fill Out LIHEAP/USF Application Below: