Penquis: Information About LIHEAP 

Jennifer Giosia, Director, Housing and Energy Services stopped by the TV5 studios to talk about: Heating Assistance – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LiHEAP
· Households need to apply every year for LIHEAP.
· Eligibility is based on the household’s gross income.
· Penquis has taken 6,029 applications so far this season; statewide 26,293 applications have been taken.
· Penquis’ average benefit is $660.
· Households that use wood, electric, oil, propane and pellets for heating are eligible as are households that have their heat included.
· Households that are subsidized are also eligible to apply.
· Income guidelines are 170% of the poverty guideline for a household that has a member 60+ or 24 months and under. All other households the guideline is 150% of the poverty guideline.
· We are taking appointments until the end of April 2017.
· You can refer to the Penquis website for the income guidelines, what to bring to an appointment and to book your own appointment online at

LiHEAP appointment line call 207-973-3630 or 1-800-215-4942
207-973-3500 Bangor