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First Day of Fall: Apply for Energy Assistance Now

For many Illinois households, energy costs place a severe and continuing stress on a family’s budget.  In some instances, the household is forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without.  The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help eligible low income households pay for winter energy service.  Eligibilty is determined by income and household size.

Am I Eligible?

If your household’s combined income for the 30 days prior to application is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level as shown in the chart below, you may be eligible to receive assistance.  If you rent, and your heat and/or electric is included in the rent, your rent must be greater than 30% of your income in order to be eligible to receive assistance.

Cook and City of Chicago

Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA)
208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1900 (LIHEAP Suite 2010)
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1001
Telephone: 800-571-2332 (LIHEAP & IHWAP) or 312-795-8998 (Weatherization)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

North
Spanish Coalition for Housing
4035 W. North Ave.
(773) 342-1794
cedaorg.net
Bring a recent utility bill, household income for the last 30 days, Social Security card, picture ID, rent receipt and mortgage statement or property tax bill.

South
The Health Advocacy Project of Little Village
3442 W. 26th St.
(773) 521-8826
cedaorg.net
Bring a recent utility bill, household income for the last 30 days, Social Security card, picture ID, rent receipt and mortgage statement or property tax bill.
Web site: Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA)