The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will open early this year. This federal grant helps low income families pay their heating bills. The cash-grant is a one time payment based on household size, income, and fuel type. You could receive anywhere from $200-$1,000. The applications open on October 18th, 2021. You can sign up through Philadelphia Gas Works to get an alert when applications are open. When the portal opens up on October 18th, Southwest CDC can help you apply to it. We are open from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. Please have a copy of your most recent PGW Bill and your income documentation. If you are coming into the office, please wear a mask.
6328 Paschall Avenue or call Nann at 215-729-0800 ext 102.
The eligibility is as follows:
- Meet income guidelines*
- Rent or own a home
- You do not need to be on public assistance
- You do not need to have unpaid heating bills
*Income guidelines below.