Crown Heights residents who pay for heating their homes can now get assistance from two different programs: HEAP and HEART SHARE’s NEIGHBORHOOD FUEL FUND.
The Crown Heights Jewish Community Council will be accepting applications for those who pay to heat their apartment or home and meet the income guidelines.
Neighborhood Fuel Fund was created by National Grid to assist customers in need. HeartShare Human Services of New York administers the program serving Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. The program runs from December through March, as long as funding is available:
For gas heating customers only. Starts: Thursday, December 15, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Program continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM until the program stops (which is about one month later).
HEAP, a federally funded program, provides heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. HEAP also provides emergency assistance for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. Additionally, HEAP assists with furnace repairs and/or replacements for households with inoperable heating equipment:
Starts: Tuesday December 20 and continues every Tuesday
For more info about these programs, call 718-778-8808 X 7701 or come in to Crown Heights Central at 387 Kingston Avenue and speak to the receptionist.
List of required documents for HEAP is available at CrownHeightsCentral.org