Energy Assistance


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 households with their home energy expenses. The LIHEAP program may provide heating/cooling bill payment assistance, crisis  bill payment assistance, and/or heating/cooling equipment repair/replacement 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.

  • Applicants must be responsible for the household energy bill.
  • Applicant must have an active heating/cooling utility account
  • Applicant may only receive one LIHEAP benefit each season.
    Heating:  November 15 – March 15
    Cooling:   April 1 – September 30
    Crisis: October 1 – September 30


# Household Members Annual Household Income Limit Monthly Household Income Limit
1 $27,123 $2,260
2 $35,468 $2,956
3 $43,814 $3,651
4 $52,160 $4,347
5 $60,505 $5,042
6 $68,851 $5,738
7 $70,416 $5,868
8 $71,980 $5,998
9 $73,545 $6,129
10 $75,110 $6,259

Information needed to apply

  • Utility Bills for Heating and Cooling no older than 30 days
  • All check stubs from the previous 30 days for all household employment (additional requirements for self-employment and no-employment will apply)
  • Proof of unearned income (Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Retirement, Pension Funds, Disability, Rental Income, Regular Contributions, etc.)
  • Disconnect or Pending Disconnection notice (if you received a shut-off notice from your energy company) (applicable to Crisis Assistance only)
  • Proof of present address (rent receipt, lease or deed, etc.)
  • Government-issued photo ID of the applicant and their Social Security card
  • Proof of total members living in your household and their Social Security cards (exceptions may apply)
  • Additional information may be required to determine your eligibility for energy assistance