Denver will help you pay your heating bill if you need it

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-08-42-pm

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-08-42-pmStarting Tuesday, households that need help keeping warm can apply to the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program for assistance with their home heating costs.

Last winter, nearly 12,000 people received assistance paying a portion of their heating costs through LEAP, according to Denver Human Services. That’s an increase of nearly 2,000 over the previous year.

The LEAP program will take applications from Nov. 1, 2016 until April 30, 2017. Both families and individuals with incomes of up to 165 percent of the federal poverty index may qualify for LEAP.

If that sounds like you or someone that you know, find out more about program eligibility here.

In fact, people who are eligible for LEAP could get assistance from other programs, such as the Crisis Intervention Program, the Weatherization Program and the property tax/rent/heat credit from the Colorado Department of Revenue.