PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Individuals that have a heating emergency, as defined by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) should contact their local county assistance office and inquire about the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The definition of a heating emergency as defined by DHS is having no heat or being in imminent danger of not having heat during the months of November through March.
DHS considers emergency situations to be:
Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
Lack of fuel
The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off
Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or of having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days)
Assistance with home heating crisis situations will be available 24 hours a day; by contacting the local county assistance office for eligibility and an application.