As part of its continuing effort to serve the community, particularly those still struggling with economic hardships, the Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) is once again partnering this winter with the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) to offer the Home Energy Assistance program (HEAP).
The HEAP program helps with heating and energy bills and can even fix or replace damaged boilers or other heating units if you own a home. HEAP can help pay for electricity, oil, gas or any other heating fuel. It can even help when the cost of utilities are included in the rent. Exact benefits depend on income and type of heat
“The mission of the Boro Park JCC is to be there to assist members of our community,” said Isaac Stern BPJCC President. “With the cold winter approaching, many families struggle to pay their heating bills and we are thrilled to offer HEAP to help alleviate this extra expense.”
HEAP representatives are at the Boro Park JCC every Monday and Thursday from 9am to 4 pm. The application process is simple and no appointment is necessary.
“In past years we have been fortunate to assist thousands of local families with assistance for their heating cost, and look forward to doing it again this years,” said Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Executive Director of the BPJCC. “We are most grateful to Mayor de Blasio and HRA Commissioner Banks for once again facilitating these services.”
BPJCC, an affiliate of Met Council, was founded to serve Boro Park and surrounding areas with all their social service needs, including Medicaid and Child Health Plus, food stamp enrollment, employment services, crisis assistance, immigration, financial counseling and legal services, and services to seniors and holocaust survivors.
(YWN Desk – NYC)