Home Energy Assistance Program: Helping Individuals through temporary utility Payment Challenges

Home Energy Assistance Program: Helping individuals through temporary utility payment challenges

Greater Bergen Community Action

Home Energy Assistance Services Office
316 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 488-5100
Office Hours:
9:00am-3:00pm-Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
8:00am-7:00pm-Thursday (November-May only)


Home Energy assistance programs help income-qualified individuals experiencing a financial challenge pay their energy bill and remain in their home.

Energy costs can place stress on a household budget, whether the income is low or the household is experiencing a financial emergency. In some instances, the household is forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without.

There is no charge for any of our energy payment services.

Who is Eligible?

*Bergen County Residents
*Experiencing a temporary challenge involving utility bill payment and water payment.
*Household must be responsible for paying heating/cooling costs directly to the fuel supplier.
*Other specific requirements depending on assistance program.

Our Programs Include:

LIHEAP(The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): helps low-income families and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs.

USF(Universal Service Fund): Helps making natural gas and electric bills more affordable for low-income households.

NJ Life Line: Helps with gas and electric bills for disabled or senior homeowners and renter with limited incomes.

True/Page: (Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses & Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric Programs): Help with gas and electric bills for people facing a temporary financial crisis.

NJ Shares: Helps low moderate income household who are experiencing hardship and struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills.

SUEZ (Water Program): Assistance with SUEZ water bill payment.

How to Apply:

1. Go to http://www.GreaterBergen.org/home-energy-assistance and download the application form.

2. Visit our office for help completing the application, no appointment necessary.

3. Or mail in completed application and documents to:

316 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Other Programs that may interest you:

Weatherization Assistance Program: (973) 546-1441
Improving the energy efficiency of your home.

LIHEAP is sponsored by:

The Greater Bergen Community Action
241 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone) (201) 968-0200

*Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from The Greater Bergen Community Action Pamphlet. I have never used the service so I have no opinion of it either yes or no to it. Please call the above number or email them for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Home Energy Assistance Program: Helping Individuals through temporary utility Payment Challenges

  1. jwatrel says:

    This is an important service for struggling residents. Please call the above number or email the for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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