Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

Energy Assistance

LIHEAP and USF

 

  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and can provide emergency fuel assistance under certain circumstances.
  • The Universal Service Fund (USF) lowers the bills for low income customers by providing a credit on natural gas or electricity.

Please Note: The FY 2017 LIHEAP application is also an application for the Universal Service Fund Program (USF), so you can apply for two benefit programs at the same time. USF is a program created by the State of New Jersey to help make natural gas and electric bills more affordable for low-income households.

Please visit the Energy Assistance page at the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs website for more information on the LIHEAP and USF programs, including local agencies where you may apply.


NJ SHARES

 

  • New Jersey SHARES is a non-profit corporation established to provide temporary assistance to residents who do not qualify for other types of assistance and are experiencing a financial hardship. The program can assist with up to $700 for a heating bill and up to $500 for electric service, or up to $700 for electrically heated homes.

To learn more please visit the NJ Shares website.


TRUE and PAGE

 

  • The Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE) and the Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) programs are annually funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and provide grants to assist low to moderate income families with their energy bills. The programs are administered by the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA).

Our office is an official intake partner for the Affordable Housing Alliance and will work with you on your application submission. Please contact our office at 856-251-9801 (West Deptford) or 856-339-0808 (Salem) for additional assistance. The application form can be accessed here, along with eligibility requirements information. The application is also available at the NJ Power On website. You may also call 732-982-8710 to reach the AHA directly.

If you need additional information on any of these programs or are having difficulty in applying, please contact our office.

 

District Offices

Gloucester County
Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752


Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808
Fax: (856) 339-9626


The Bridgeton Library Satellite Office
1st Tuesday of the month
3 pm - 5 pm
150 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-1011


Constituent Corner – Property Tax Reimbursement Program Deadline

The Property Tax Reimbursement Program (PTR), also known as the “Senior Freeze,” is administered by the New Jersey Division of Taxation. The deadline for filing a 2016 PTR Program application has been extended to October 18, 2017.
The Property Tax Reimbursement Program reimburses qualified New Jersey residents who are disabled or senior citizens for property tax increases on their homes. Residents applying for the program must be 65 years of age or older as of December 31, 2015, or if under 65 years old, were receiving Federal Social Security Disability benefits on or before December 31, 2015 and on or before December 31, 2016.
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