NY heating assistance program sees more green

The federal government announced it is giving $82 million to New York?s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), helping more Long Island residents cope with skyrocketing home heating bills. The Suffolk

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2008, 2:16 AM

Updated 6,026 days ago

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The federal government announced it is giving $82 million to New York?s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), helping more Long Island residents cope with skyrocketing home heating bills.
The Suffolk County program will see an increase of $2.8 million, while Nassau County will see an extra $779,000.
Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington), who pushed for the heating relief, believes there is more help on the way. He says the economic stimulus package President Bush announced Friday will also help residents by injecting cash into the economy.
The extra money means more people will qualify for the program. A family of four that makes $43,000 a year can now apply, whereas the salary cut-off used to be $40,000.
For those who do not qualify for HEAP assistance, United Way also has a program.
Related Information:For general information on how to apply for HEAP, call 1-800-342-3009
In Nassau County:Department of Social Services:516-227-7605 Nassau HEAP
In Suffolk CountyDepartment of Social Services:631-854-9935 HEAP Hotline: 631-853-8825Suffolk HEAP
United Way Project Warmth631.940.3757


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