Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) |
Maine State Housing Authority
Link: Social Services Information
|The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides money to help low-income homeowners and renters pay for heating costs. You may be eligible for assistance if your total household income falls within the income eligibility guidelines or 60% of the state area median income, whichever is less. Eligibility for households with incomes between 150% and 170% of the federal poverty guidelines is limited to those households with a member who is susceptible to hypothermia, such as elderly, a child twenty-four months of age or under, or with a doctor's diagnosis. Applications are accepted from August 1 through April 30 of each year. At the time of application, you should be prepared to provide names and social security numbers of all people living in your household, proof of gross household income for the last 3 or 12 months (to include, but not limited to: wages, social security, unemployment, pension, and disability payments) and proof of present address.