The Home Energy Assistance Target program, known as H.E.A.T., is a federally-funded energy assistance program. The goal of the program is to assist eligible individuals and families meet the higher costs of energy during the winter months. The program typically runs from November 1 through April 30. Low-income residents of Utah, Wasatch and Summit Counties, including those with children under 5 years of age, the elderly, and those who are disabled, can apply for one-time assistance. Because this program provides one-time assistance each program season, it is important for families and individuals to do all they can to keep their utility bills current and to conserve energy.
If your residence is outside of the Utah, Wasatch and Summit County area, please contact the HEAT office that serves your county. See http://housing.utah.gov/seal/offices.html for a complete list.
• Total household income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty (see Income Chart.)
• The household is "vulnerable," i.e. they are responsible (either directly or indirectly) for paying their home energy costs. Indirectly means that a household pays rent and a landlord, trailer park, etc., uses part of that rent to help cover the cost of utilities.
• The household has at least one person who is a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien with acceptable United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents. For a list of acceptable documents, see Acceptable USCIS Documents.
Priority for assistance includes the following target groups: the elderly, those who are disabled, and families with children 5 years of age and younger.
The HEAT Program is now closed to new applicants until the new season begins on November 1, 2013.
Clients who qualify for the HEAT program and have a 48-hour shutoff notice, may qualify for the Crisis program. For additional information, please contact us at 801-229-3855.