Emergency Heating System Program


Makes emergency repairs to your home's primary heating system.


Who Is Eligible

  • Your household income must be equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty level
  • You must be experiencing a heating crisis during the winter that involves your home's primary source of heat. This could include, for example, a boiler, fireplace, furnace, heat pump, space heater, and wood-burning or pellet stove.

If Your Application Is Approved

We will repair or replace your home's primary source of heat.


When To Apply

Applications are accepted from Nov 1 through April 29 of each year.


How To Apply

  • Apply in person at your local Community Action Agency. Call first. They'll tell you what documents and information you need to bring.
  • If you are elderly or disabled and can't go in person, your local agency may accept your application by phone.

Weekends & Holidays

If you are elderly, disabled, or have a child under 6 living in your household, you may call 1-800-479-6151 toll-free on weekends and holidays to apply.

If you are granted assistance on a weekend or holiday, you'll need to follow up by completing an application at your local Community Action Agency