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Heat Wave Help

Heat Wave helps people afford a portion of their summer utility bills and helps pay for heating and cooling device repairs when no other organization is able to assist. Heat Wave Help is available July 1 - Sept. 30. Qualifying households can receive up to $200 for utility costs or up to $1,000 for heating or cooling appliance repairs including fans.This program is funded by Xcel Energy and Denver Human Services.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a Denver County resident and reside at the home that  you are asking for energy assistance.
  • Your gross wages, income before taxes, must below 225% Federal Poverty level income guidelines according to household size:
Household Size    Maximum Monthly Gross Income
 1  $2,228.00
 2  $3,004.00
 3  $3,780.00
 4  $4,556.00
 5  $5,333.00
 6  $6,109.00
 7  $6,887.00
 8  $7,667.00
  • If heating or cooling repairs/installations are needed, you must apply for the Crisis Intervention Program, 1-866-HEAT-HELP (866-432-8435), and be denied before your application will be approved. Please note that individuals are only eligible for furnace/AC or water heater replacements/repair once every five years.

Steps to Apply

  1. Make a copy of the following information: valid ID card, proof of Denver residency and proof of last four weeks of income. 
  2. Download or pick up an application between between July 1 - Sept. 30 at: 
    Denver Human Services
    1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1026
    Denver, CO 80204
  3. Fill out the application, include a copy of supporting paperwork and submit it by mail, fax or in-person: 
    • By Mail:
      DHS Heat Wave
      P.O. Box 40609
      Denver, CO 80204
    • By Fax:
    • In-Person:
      Denver Human Services
      1200 Federal Blvd., 1st Floor, Room 1026
      Denver, Colorado 80204



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