The State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program (HAP) can help eligible residents defray their winter heating costs. It is not designed to pay a household’s entire winter bill. Households should be prepared to pay a portion of their annual heating costs.
HAP is open and accepting applications from October 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016. The program is open to home owners as well as renters. To be eligible to participate an individual or household must:
- Complete the FY 2016 Heating Assistance Application and include all required documentation.
- Reside in the home for which they are applying for assistance at.
- The gross income of all household members must be below 225% of the federal income poverty guidelines for Alaska.
- The household must have at least $200 a year in out-of-pocket heating costs.
The Heating Assistance Program is also administered by 13 Tribal organizations in Alaska. Please see the section below titled “Areas Served By Tribal Organizations” for a listing of those organizations, how to reach them, and the communities they serve.
For residents served by the State, you may apply by downloading the application from this website, completing it, and then mailing it in. You can also pick up applications at any Division of Public Assistance Office, local senior centers, WIC offices, or vendor locations.
Applying for the program does not guarantee you will be approved. Please make payment arrangements with vendors while you are waiting for your application to be processed. Processing can take up to 45 days.
Benefits will be sent to vendors beginning November 2, 2015.
Subsidized Rental Housing Utility Deposit (SRHUD)
Helps pay a utility deposit when households are moving into Section 8 or subsidized rental housing, provided that heat is included in the rent. Applications for the Subsidized Rental Housing Utility Deposit are accepted throughout the year.
2016 SHRUD Program application. This application is used for the Subsidized Rental Housing Utility Deposit (SRHUD) program. Please call the Heating Assistance office to request an application.
NOTE: Completed forms should not be returned over email. Email should be used with discretion when relaying or requesting confidential or timely information, as documents may be delayed or rerouted and breaches of document confidentiality may occur.
211 – Alaska’s Statewide Agency Hotline. Dial 211, let them know what community you live in and what type of help you are looking for. They will direct you to agencies in your area who can assist.
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