LIHEAP Crisis Program

LIHEAP Crisis Program


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General Information
Description of ServiceEmergency situations include:
Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, Lack of fuel, Termination of utility service, 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)
LocationAllegheny
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureWalk in. Applications should contact their local county assistance office >Click here for online application.
Intake RequirementsApplicants must provide proof of their heating emergency, such as a letter from the utility company stating that the utility has been shut off, proof of social security numbers for all household members, and proof of gross income for a minimum of the last 90 days (more in some situations) for all household members. Proof of income for the last 30 days is required for fixed income clients, such as Social Security or Cash Assistance recipients.
Helpful TipsIn Allegheny County, LIHEAP/Crisis applications should be mailed to:
LIHEAP Office
PO Box 23370
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Applications can be faxed to 412-565-0107.

Applications can be dropped off at and questions answered at the East Liberty Office of the Allegheny County Department of Public Welfare:
5947 Penn Avenue, 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-645-7400 or
412-645-7401
(Entrance at Kirkwood Street at North Highland Avenue; 7:30am to 5:00pm)
 
Client Information
EligibilityIn order to qualify for LIHEAP Crisis, an applicant must have an emergency situation caused by the utility service to the home being turned off and locked, being without fuel, having broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced and have a household income at or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty income level. For a family of two, this is an annual income no greater than $22,065. Click here to see additional eligibility information for this program.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Weekdays, 7:30am to 5:00pm
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 5947 Penn Avenue
Physical Site Address 2 4th Floor
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Main Phone 866-857-7095
Other Phone 412-562-0330
Fax 412-565-0107
Web Address www.compass.state.pa.us
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: LIHEAP Crisis Program
This Service: LIHEAP Crisis Program
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Electric Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-180)
Furnace Maintenance/Repair (PH-3300.2750-220)
Gas Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-250)
Heating Fuel Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-300)