What is Washington HEAP/LIHEAP? – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. HEAP program was started in 1981 and is funded by federal government. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. Additionally, HEAP offers a heating equipment repair and/or replacement benefit for homeowners with inoperable heating equipment.
HEAP may help you pay for Electricity, Propane, Natural Gas, Wood, Oil, Kerosene, Coal, or any other heating fuel.
Do You Qualify for HEAP Washington?
To qualify for Washington HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):
- Must be a resident of the state of Washington
- Must need financial assistance for home energy costs
- You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamp) benefits or
- You receive Temporary Assistance or
- You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)
- OR your income must be below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Applications for regular HEAP benefits will be accepted beginning around November of the year.
How to apply for Washington HEAP/LIHEAP
In order to apply for LIHEAP, you must schedule an appointment with the organization that offers services in your area. Use the map below and select the county where you reside. You’ll find the contact information for the agency in your area, as well as instructions for scheduling a LIHEAP appointment.
County Name King
Street 16725 Cleveland St.
Mail Street 16725 Cleveland St.
Mail City Redmond
Mail Zip 98052
Appointment Number 800-348-7144
Other Services Number 425-882-0241
Toll Free Number 800-348-7144
Branch Office Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, Shoreline
Alternative Location Woodinville, Carnation, Kenmore,
Other Services Food Banks, Eviction Prevention, Adult Education, Transportation
Service Area North of I-90 and East King County and Shoreline
Comments To make an appointment for LIHEAP or PSE HELP call 1-800-348-7144. This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
County Name Spokane
Street 3102 W Fort George Wright Dr.
City Spokane County
Mail Street 3102 W Fort George Wright Dr.
Mail City Spokane County
Mail Zip 99224
Appointment Number (509) 242-2376
Other Services Number (509) 456-7111
FAX (509) 344-0564
Service Area Spokane County
Comments SNAP will open additional Energy Assistance appointments for the 2012/2013 heating season for Spokane County residents at the end of March 2013 (exact date to be decided). When available appointments can be made by calling (509) 242-2376, Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 3:00pm or by going out to SNAP’s web site at www.snapwa.org (24/7) until appointments are filled.
Washington also provides Weatherization Assistance Program (Washington WAP) service for those who qualify.
Contact Information on Washington HEAP:
Community Services & Housing Division
Department of Commerce
1011 Plum Street, S.W.
P.O. Box 42525
Olympia, Washington 98504-8350
TEL: (360) 725-2866
FAX: (360) 586-0489
WEB SITE: http://liheap.commerce.wa.gov