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If you’re struggling to make your rent payments, you may be eligible for assistance. Find out more.

Learn more and see if you’re eligible.

Get Help Paying Your Home Heating Bills this Winter

If you can’t afford to pay your winter heating bill, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help with:

  • Home energy bills
  • Energy crisis
  • Weatherization and energy-related home repairs

Assistance is available to low-income families who spend a large portion of income on home heating and cooling.

Contact your state or Indian tribe or tribal organization agency for eligibility requirements and to apply. For help applying, you can also call 1.866.NRG.NEAR (674.6327)

Get Help Paying Your Rent

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If you’re struggling to make your rent payments, you may be able to find assistance from your local Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office. These offices offer rental assistance programs like privately-owned subsidized housing, public housing, and housing choice vouchers.

You may also be able to find help from your state housing authority or your local public housing agency.

Get help paying your rent and find additional resources if you are a veteran, senior citizen, or live in a rural area.

To learn about other free resources to help you no matter what your financial situation, sign up for our e-mail list or visit our page.

How To Apply for Disaster Assistance After Hurricane Irene

If you need assistance after Hurricane Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency can help you:

You can apply for disaster assistance:

Learn more about what to do immediately after a disaster, how to locate family members, and find places to stay.