LIHEAP

2018-2019 Iowa Home Energy Assistance Program

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.

The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing.

If you are not sure where to apply, please visit https://humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/where-apply to contact your local community action agency, or write to:

LIHEAP

Iowa Department of Human Rights

Capitol Complex

Des Moines, IA 50319

Income Maximums:

Household Size 1: Annual Gross Income $21,245

Household Size 2: Annual Gross Income $28,805

Household Size 3: Annual Gross Income $36,365

Household Size 4: Annual Gross Income $43,925

Household Size 5: Annual Gross Income $51,485

Household Size 6: Annual Gross Income $59,045

Household Size 7: Annual Gross Income $66,605

Household Size 8: Annual Gross Income $74,165

For households with more than eight members, add $7,560 for each additional member.

When to Apply:

Elderly (60 & over) and/or disabled:

October 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

All other households:

November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

WHAT TO TAKE:

  • Proof of Income (for all household members age 19, and over)-Check stubs from the previous 30 days, award letter from Social Security or 2016 tax return
  • Social Security numbers for all household members (documentation required)
  • Recent heat bill
  • Recent electric bill

WAGE EARNERS:

Please bring copies of your check stubs for the 30-day period preceding the date of application, or a copy of your federal income tax return.

FIXED INCOME:

This income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veteran’s Assistance, Unemployment Insurance, and pensions. Please bring copies of your check stubs from the previous 30 days.

SELF-EMPLOYED/FARMERS:

Please bring a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

FIP RECIPIENTS:

Please bring your current DHS Notice of Decision or contact your local office for acceptable document information.

If you receive alimony or child support, it will also need to be verified.