Oct 31, 2018
Denver Human Services (DHS) is working to keep Denver residents warm this winter with the launch of the annual Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP, which begins accepting applications November 1. LEAP is available for qualifying households through April 30, 2019.
“Seasonal changes and the holidays can cause enough stress for families,” said Denver Human Services Executive Director Don Mares. “Worrying about the heating bill shouldn’t be an additional burden for families in need. The Low-income Energy Assistance Program is a great resource for our community.”
Qualifying individuals and families can use the resources provided to stay warm, save money on heating costs, and use their remaining cash to pay for other necessities during the winter months. During the 2017/2018 season, more than 7,400 households received support through LEAP.
In addition to LEAP, households may also qualify for:
Both home owners and renters with at least one legally present household member are eligible to apply for LEAP. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applying for LEAP is simple. Applications may be requested by calling 1-866-HEAT-HELP (432-8435), or by visiting www.denvergov.org/LEAP.
LEAP is a statewide, federally funded program. LEAP is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating. Those applying for assistance must continue to pay their home heating bill.