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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

No household should be without heat

 

As wonderful as Idaho is, there’s no denying how harsh the winters can be. Even with all utilities available, they can still be an ordeal to deal with. For families that could potentially endure an Idaho winter without heat, the situation is near unbearable. WICAP, along with our partners across Idaho, are ready to help through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

This program focuses not only on utility bill assistance, but any form of heating. If you are past due on a utility bill, or have 48 hours or less of bulk fuel for your home (wood, propane, gas, etc.), please view our requirements and contact us at (888) 900-7361

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Western Idaho Community Action Partnership has resources to help in the event of an emergency or crisis.

 

These include:

  • Utility and Rental Assistance

  • Emergency Food

  • Motel Vouchers

  • Gas Vouchers

  • Clothing

  • Eviction Prevention

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Resources and Referrals to Partner Organizations

  • Utility Shut-Off Prevention

  • Fuel Vouchers

  • Transportation Assistance

  • Life Skill Classes

  • Money Management

  • Emergency Food Assistance

  • Supportive Case Management

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How do I know If I’m eligible?

The chart below breaks down the income limits per family size in order to determine whether or not a family falls under the requirements. If you require assistance, please make sure you fall under the income limit and have the following information ready before you call:

  1. Names and birthdates for all household members

  2. Social Security numbers for at least one household members

  3. Heating energy vendor name and account number (if utility bill)

  4. Electricity vendor name and account number (if electricity bill)

  5. Verification of service address (if utility bill)

  6. Verification of income (wage stubs, Social Security award letters, etc.) for all household members

  7. Completed and signed online application (select Create an Account)

Call us at 888-900-7361 or e-mail us at LIHEAP@wicap.org for more information