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Low Income Energy Assistance

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides assistance to low-income individuals and families who are experiencing financial difficulty with paying their electric and gas utility bills.

Program Overview

Eligible applicants will receive a credit payment which would be applied to their existing utility bill. The program is funded through the Florida Department of Community Affairs Division of Housing and Community Development, and provides assistance to over 50,000 households annually. LIHEAP provides assistance in three categories, which include:

  • Regular Energy Assistance- designed to assist eligible participants with the ever increasing cost of their home energy expense. The program provides a credit payment ranging from $150 - $300 dollars to be applied to their existing utility account. Regular Energy Assistance is restricted to once a year; eligible participants must continue to pay their utility bill awaiting the credit payment to apply to their account balance.
  • Crisis Energy Assistance- provides assistance to eligible households in resolving a home energy emergency/crisis. Participants having received a final notice or disconnection of services are eligible to receive assistance in this category. Eligible participants may receive a credit payment up to $600.00 to be applied to their existing utility account. Participants are permitted to apply twice annually during the winter and summer seasons for the Crisis Energy Assistance.
  • Weather-Related Crisis- assists eligible households to resolve a home energy emergency caused by a specific weather related disaster as declared by the Governor.

Eligibility for these programs requires the household income not to exceed 150% of the U.S. Poverty Guidelines.

Regular and Crisis Energy Assistance programs are administered throughout the year as funding is available.

 

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Requirements

Please return your completed LIHEAP application to a Service Center along with the following:

  • The original and photo copy of energy bill
  • Photo copy of Social Security Cards for all household members
  • Photo copy of Applicants' identification (Driver's License, FL ID or Voter Registration Card)
  • Photo copy of proof of income for every member of the household for the prior month
  • Proof of Income: Consecutive pay stubs, weekly (4-pay stubs), bi-weekly (2-pay stubs) if paid monthly (1-pay stub) Letter from employer on company letterhead indicating gross income for the prior month or current income tax return
  • Income Award Letter(s):
    • SSA., SSI, VA, Pension, Welfare/TANF
    • Child Support/Alimony
    • Self Employed Income or Financial Support from Friends or Relatives
  • (Income Self Declaration Form provided at our Service Centers)
  • Proof of Assistance:
    • Food Stamps
    • Weatherization Assistance Program
    • Community Services Block Grant Program

Service Centers WILL NOT provide photo copies of required documentation.

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Eligibility

LIHEAP guidelines require household income to determine participants eligibility.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Poverty Income Guidelines*

Effective April 1, 2012

People in the Household

150%

1 $ 16,755
2 $ 22,695
3 $ 28,635
4 $ 34,575
5 $ 40,515
6 $ 46,455
7 $ 52,395
8 $ 58,335
Add this amount for each additional person in the household with more than 8 people $ 5,940
 

*Figures are based on the 2012 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2012.

 

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Application Submittal

Applications are available at Miami-Dade County's Service Centers. Applications maybe returned to the Service Centers along with the required documentation to determine proof of eligibility.

Community Action and Human Services has an established partnership with Florida Power & Light as well as other community organizations to provide assistance with Home Energy related issues.

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Service Centers

Center Name Location Phone Number

Miami Gardens Service Center

16405 NW 25th Avenue Rm. 105, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

305-623-6500

Edison Service Center

150 NW 79th Street, Miami, FL 33150

305-756-4147

Wynwood Service Center

2902 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

305-547-7661

Hialeah Service Center

300 E. First Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33010

305-885-7514

Accon Service Center

858 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

305-547-4892

*South Beach Service Center

833 Sixth Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-672-1705

Sweetwater Service Center

250 SW 114th Avenue, Miami, FL 33174

305-207-5377

Perrine Service Center

17801 Homestead Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

305-254-5804

Goulds Service Center

21300 SW 122nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33170

305-233-2121

Joseph Caleb Service Center

5400 NW 22 Avenue, 3rd Floor, Miami FL 33147

305-636-2296

Culmer Service Center

1600 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

305-438-4161

*Liberty City Community Enrichment Center

6100 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL
33127

305-756-2830

Frankie Shannon Rolle Service Center

3750 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33133

305-446-3311

Florida City/Homestead Service Center

1600 NW 6th Court, Florida City, FL 33034

305-247-2068

*Naranja Service Center

13955 SW 264th Street, Naranja,
FL 33032

305-258-5471

*These Service Centers will ONLY be distributing and processing Regular Energy applications.

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Contact Information

For additional information regarding the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), contact us at 786-469-4640.

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