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Office of Community Action Programs

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistant Program)

Program Goals
The primary goal of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist eligible households to meet the cost of home energy for heating and cooling. The second goal of the program is to conserve and reduce energy costs of these households through the Weatherization of dwelling units. The final goal is to provide for crisis intervention in instances of weather related and supply shortages emergencies.

Louisiana Housing Finance Agency is responsible for the administration of the LIHEAP program according to Federal and State Guidelines.

Eligible certifying households are determined by the Provider Agency that is under contract with Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, in this case, the Office of Community Action.

The LIHEAP program serves eligible households that meet the eligibility criteria. It specifically targets those households that contain one or more individuals who are:

  1. Five years old or younger
  2. Disabled
  3. Sixty years old or older

Assistance through LIHEAP utilities provides payments to Entergy, Gas Service companies or any heating fuel vendors for those households which fall within 60% poverty guidelines. The program is designed to assist ongoing account; it cannot assist with disconnected accounts for reconnects or deposits.

DOCUMENTATION NEEDED

  • Proof of income
  • If no income, applicant must provide a letter from the person who helps them pay their bills. A contact number must be provided.
  • Photo ID / Driver's License
  • Social Security number for everyone in the household
  • Date of birth for everyone in the household
  • Current electric or gas bill
  • Gas bill must be dated for the same month as the electric bill
  • NO disconnection notices

    Benefit Information & Eligibility
    Documentation needed to determine the energy benefit to be received is based on the highest energy bill within the past (11) months and the current month of the application. Eligibility is based on the information from the client income and energy bills provided. The following represents percentages used to determine the amount awarded based on the number of persons in the households.

    Percentage Ratio 1 to 3 Persons 4 to 7 Persons 8 or More
    25% or higher $290 $300 $310
    22% to 24.9% $250 $260 $270
    19% to 21.9% $210 $220 $230
    16% to 18.9% $170 $180 $190
    13% to 15.9% $130 $140 $150
    10% to 12.9% $90 $100 $110
    9.9% $50 $60 $70

    For further information on LIHEAP, click HERE to download the brochure or contact
    Erica Adams at (985) 537-7603 (toll free 1-800-794-3160).

     

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