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Home Energy Assistance Program outreaches in Boston, Sardinia

SARDINIA — Erie County Legislator John Mills announced that several additional Home Energy Assistance Program outreaches have been scheduled in his district. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m., daily. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. All applicants will be interviewed.

An outreach will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Sardinia Town Hall, locate at 12320 Savage Road in Sardinia.

A HEAP event will also be held on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Boston Town Hall, located at 8500 Boston State Road in Boston.

HEAP is a federally-funded program that assists income-eligible Erie County residents with their home heating, electricity and energy conservation costs. The outreaches will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and are open to all income-eligible households.

Applicants must bring proofs of gross income received within the last 30 days, for all household members (the last four pay stubs, if paid weekly, and the last two stubs, if paid biweekly); award letters, if applicable; a yearly statement of interest received and dividend proof.

Applicants must also have with them Social Security numbers for all household members; one form of identification for all household members; a proof of residency and current heat and/or electric bill.

For more information, call the HEAP hotline at 858-7644 or HEAP application request line at 858-1969.

HEAP benefits are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligible households may receive one regular HEAP benefit, per season, but may also be eligible for an emergency HEAP benefit, if they are in danger of running out of fuel or having their utility services shut off. Applications for emergency HEAP benefits are currently being accepted.

“Food For All,” a program of the Network of Religious Communities, will also be located at the Sardinia and Boston HEAP outreaches from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., to assist households with applying for food stamps. For more information, call 882-7705.

To request a HEAP application, contact Mills at 858-8850, email john.mills@erie.gov or visit his website at www.erie.gov/socialservices.
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