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 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.

  • 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 Monthly Household Income Limit
1 $2,066
2 $2,702
3 $3,338
4 $3,973
5 $4,609
6 $5,245
7 $5,364
8 $5,483
9 $5,602
10 $5,722

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