Energy costs significantly influence the affordability of housing for everyone, often impacting the basic subsistence requirements of a household. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with assistance in meeting their monthly utility bills. Priority is given those who may be elderly, disabled, have families with children, and/or have the highest energy consumption.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Louisiana and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.
In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 60 percent of the State Median Income:
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A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.
Contact your local community action agency to apply. Visit the Louisiana LIHEAP page.