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LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) Energy Assistance

ATTENTION: RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

NEED HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILL?

The 2021-2022 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing.

If you are not sure where to apply, please write to:

LIHEAP

Iowa Department of Human Rights
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 242-5655 Phone

or, call your local community action agency.

INCOME MAXIMUMS

Please visit the Iowa Government website for the current Income Guidelines to qualify for LIHEAP.



2021-2022 IOWA HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

WHEN TO APPLY:

Elderly (60& over) and/or disabled:

October 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022

All other households:

November 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022

WHAT TO TAKE:

  • Proof on Income (for all household members age 19 and over) Depending upon your household income type, income documentation from the previous 30 days, the last 12 months, or the last calendar year, whichever is easier or more beneficial for you.
  • Social Security numbers for all household members (documentation required)
  • Recent heat bill
  • Recent electric bill

WAGE EARNERS:

Please bring copies of your check stubs for the 30-day period preceding the date of application or a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

FIXED INCOME:

This income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veteran’s Assistance, Unemployment Insurance and pensions. Please bring copies of your check stubs from the previous 30 days.

SELF-EMPLOYED/FARMERS:

Please bring a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

FIP RECIPIENTS:

Please bring your current DHS Notice of Decision or contact your local office for acceptable document information.

If you receive alimony or child support, it will also need to be verified. Additional income not listed here may be required.