The Department of Energy and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation help low income customers with energy bills and conserving energy. The two main programs offered by the government to help with energy costs are the Heating Assistance Program (HAP) and weatherization. Two resources that provide grants to low-income families and seniors in Alaska are the Denali Commission and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
From October onwards, people who may struggle to pay their heating bills can apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. In Alaska, this program is known as Heating Assistance. The amount of money available for assistance is determined by the federal government, and not everyone who needs help will be able to receive it every year.
HAP can help people with low incomes pay for their winter heating bills. The deadline to apply is October, but there are a few exceptions. Those households in Alaska with elderly or disabled members may apply for assistance from September 1 through April 30. The program will process benefit checks on November 1. Some people are in danger of running out of fuel or being disconnected, and this crisis component is for them. The crisis component can be paid out quickly.
The Alaska Subsidized Rental Housing Utility Deposit (SRHUD) is another option. This deposit helps cover the cost of utilities for low-income households. This will help a household pay for a deposit on utilities. This program is designed for families who are moving into Section 8 or subsidized rental housing. This option is for people who have their heat included in their rent. A big difference is that applications for the Subsidized Rental Housing Utility Deposit are accepted and processed all year long. If you need help, you can call us at 1-888-804-6330, or if you’re in Anchorage, you can call us at 269-5777.
This means that people can go to any Department of Public Assistance office to fill out an application for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. To request an application, please call 1-800-470-3058. It can take up to 45 days to process a request. The Heating Assistance Program will pay your energy company or heating vendor directly. You will also be told how much money you will get from the grant if you qualify.
Energy savings from the Alaska Weatherization Assistance Program
Annually, the federal government sets funding levels which determine how many Alaskans in need will receive free home weatherization services. The goal of the program is to make homes more energy efficient and safe.
Many homes can save on their winter heating costs by up to 35% due to weatherization. This will also improve safety and potentially extend the life of buildings in Alaska’s difficult climate. These services can help improve your home’s energy efficiency. The service is also available to renters and homeowners in the state with approval from their landlord.
To be found qualified, applicants will need to meet a number of conditions. However, the key factors will be their income as well as the number of people in their family. This means that the amount of money you get from the government will also depend on where you live and how many people are in your immediate family. This program is a one-time event and you cannot receive weatherization services every year.
Contact information for applications
This means that many people will automatically qualify for the stimulus payment, including households who receive benefits from programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low-Income Home Heating Assistance (LIHEAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Senior Care Benefits, or the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP). To get more information or to apply, call 1-888-804-6330.