Question: Who is eligible for LIHEAP?
Answer: Both homeowners and renters who are responsible for their heating bills and have a low or fixed income are eligible. The most important factor is your income limit. LIHEAP eligibility is based on 150% of the Federal Income Poverty Guideline.
Generally, if your income is below 150% of the Federal Income Poverty Guide and you pay for heating, then you qualify for LIHEAP.
Question: Do I have to own a home to qualify for LIHEAP?
Answer: No, to qualify for LIHEAP, you may either be a renter or a home owner. It doesn’t matter as long as you need financial resources to pay for heat during the winter months.
Generally, to be eligible for LIHEAP, your gross income be under 150% of the Federal Income Poverty Guideline. Make sure to check with your state LIHEAP program as every state has different income guideline.