Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
DVP/RA is designed to assist income-eligible households with energy services, in the form of a one-time benefit payment to the utility companies that is applied directly to the household’s energy bills. Cash assistance is a one-time benefit payment to the customer if they can provide proof that their utilities are included in their rent. RA is used to prevent or reconnect disconnected households.
PIPP provides a monthly benefit payment to the utilities based on household utility budget billing .Customers are required to pay a reduced amount on their utility bills each month to get the benefit payments. PIPP Participants who make their utility payments on time will receive credits towards their outstanding balance. Disconnected households are not eligible.
Furnace Assistance is designed to restore the home’s heating system back to a safe and effective operation. Assistance is only available to approved households that has or are eligible to receive a LIHEAP benefit and whose heating systems are not operational or have been red-tagged by their utility company. The services are free of charge for income qualifying homeowners that reside within the property.
ComEd Residential Special Hardship (RSH) provides a variable grant up to $500 on past due ComEd bills (once every two years). Eligible residential ComEd customers must have a demonstrated hardship case that is not addressed by other programs. Program is in effect while funds are available. Disconnected household may be eligible to apply.
Nicor Sharing gives qualifying households energy assistance if they do not qualify for LIHEAP assistance. Call 773-205-3520 for more details
Home Weatherization Program. Call for details.