LIHEAP logoThe Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income households pay for home energy services (primarily heating during winter months). Energy costs can place severe and continuing stress on a family’s budget. In some instances, households are forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without. Illinois residents with a household income that does not exceed an amount determined annually by the Department of Commerce are eligible. Annual eligibility levels are determined based on available funding and may not exceed 150% of the federal nonfarm poverty level.

The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) is available for LIHEAP eligible households who are customers of one of the following utilities: Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas and Peoples Gas/North Shore Gas. Under PIPP, eligible households pay a percentage of their income; receive a monthly benefit towards their utility bill and, arrearage reductions for every on-time payment they make, if applicable.

There are five community action agencies in the 5th Senate District where individuals can apply for LIHEAP:

Operation Brotherhood - (708) 383-8060 - 3812 W. Ogden Ave.

North Lawndale Employment Network - (773) 265-7940 - 906 S. Homan Suite 800

Marillac Social Center - (773) 584-3244 - 212 S. Francisco Ave.

CRDDC (Chetwyn Rodgers Drive Development Center) - (773) 261-6098 - 25 N. Cicero Ave.

Universal Prayer Tower - (773) 378-3464 - 4540 W. Washington Blvd.

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District Office
1016 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX

Springfield Office
121A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706