Energy Assistance

The Louisiana Housing Corporation offers energy assistance services through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

LHC’s Commitment

In keeping with its mission to ensure that every Louisiana resident is granted an opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing, the LHC offers information on the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. The LIHEAP program may provide bill payment assistance and/or energy crisis assistance.

Read on for more information on the program.

Program Overview

Household income determines the minimum requirements for energy assistance. Availability to LIHEAP is not guaranteed. There may be other eligibility requirements.

Applicant must be responsible for household energy bill

  • Applicant must have an active energy account
  • Applicant may not have received a LIHEAP benefit payment in the previous 6 months

2018 LIHEAP 60% Estimated State Median

# Household Members Monthly Household Income Limit
1 $1,913
2 $2,502
3 $3,090
4 $3,679
5 $4,267
6 $4,856
7 $4,966
8 $5,077
9 $5,187
10 $5,298
11 $5,408
12 $5,518
13 $5,629
14 $5,739
15 $5,849

Information needed to apply

  • Recent copies of your utility bills
  • Last four consecutive copies of check stubs for employed household members
  • Proof of unearned income (Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Pension Funds, Disability, etc.)
  • Disconnect notice (if you received a shut-off notice from your energy company)
  • Proof of present address (rent receipt, lease or deed, etc.)
  • Driver’s license or picture ID of head of household and (his/ her) Social Security card
  • Proof of total members living in your household and their Social Security cards
  • Additional information may be required to determine your eligibility for energy assistance

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