Heatwave 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 June 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  $2,207.00
 2  $2,987.00
 3  $3,767.00
 4  $4547.00
 5  $5327.00
 6  $6107.00
 7  $6887.00
 8  $7667.00
 9  $8447.00
  • 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. 1. Make a copy of the following information: valid ID card, proof of Denver residency and proof of last four weeks of income. 
  2. 2. Download or pick up an application from Denver Human Services, 1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1026 between June 1 - Sept. 30 
  3. 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: 720-944-4898                    
  • In-Person: Denver Human Services, 1200 Federal Blvd., 1st Floor, Room 1026



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