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District’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Opens October 1

Friday, September 26, 2014

Contact: Donna Henry (DDOE) (202) 299-3338; donna.henry@dc.gov

(Washington, DC)The District of Columbia’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will open on October 1, 2014 with the following schedules:

October 1 - 13, 2014 for District residents with electricity disconnection only

October 14 - 28, 2014 for gas disconnection only

October 29, 2014 for electric, gas, and heating oil disconnection.

All residents whose utilities have been disconnected must apply for assistance at either one of the city’s two energy centers, located at 1207 Taylor St., NW, Suite 101 or 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE, Suite 404.  Residents in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 should go to the Taylor Street location in northwest for assistance.  Residents in Wards 6, 7, and 8 should go to the Martin Luther King, Jr. office in southeast for assistance. Appointments are not required to apply for emergency assistance.

Residents who are not currently experiencing an electricity, gas or heating oil disconnection but are in need of assistance, are required to make an appointment. These appointments will begin on November 13, 2014. Residents are asked to call 311 on October 1, 2014 to schedule an appointment for non-emergency energy assistance.

All residents must bring the following documents with them when applying for assistance.

  • Your disconnection notice
  • Your most recent utility bills (or a copy)
  • Your government-issued ID
  • Proof of income for everyone in your home who receives income
  • Social security cards for everyone in your home or official document containing the Social Security number of all household members.

The Energy Centers are conveniently located at:

1207 Taylor St., NW, Suite 101
Washington, DC 20011

  • Bilingual (Spanish) staff on site
  • ADA Compliance
  • Serving Wards 1,2,3,4,5 & 6

2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE, Suite 404
Washington, DC 20020

  • Translation services provided
  • ADA Compliance
  • Serving Wards 6,7 & 8

LIHEAP provides energy assistance to low-income households in the District of Columbia to help pay their heating and cooling bills. For more information visit LIHEAP.