The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. To find out more, or to apply for benefits, visit http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/
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L.I. Power Authority: Residential Energy Affordability Partnership (LIPA-REAP):
One of the easiest ways to lower your home energy costs is to reduce your consumption through increased energy conservation. If you meet the income eligibility guidelines, the LIPA-REAP
program will provide a no-cost, complete energy audit of your home and provide needed assistance to make your home more energy efficient. To learn more about REAP, call (800) 263-6786.
Community Development Corporation (CDC):
Weatherization Assistance Program: This is a free energy conservation program provided to income-eligible households on an annual basis in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The goal is to make the homes of low-income Long Islanders, especially the elderly and disabled, more energy efficient. An energy audit is conducted by an inspector to determine the most cost-effective means of reducing the home's energy consumption. A sample analysis of completed units shows that this program has reduced its clients' energy consumption by 22%. For further information, please call (631) 471-1215 ext. 172 or visit www.cdcli.org