Heat and Electric Assistance Available to Low-Income Families through LIHEAP

Illinois’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income households pay for winter energy services. The program’s heat and electric assistance is a one-time benefit payment per heating season. The amount received depends upon household size, income and energy costs.

A household is eligible for heating assistance through LIHEAP if the combined income is at or below the levels shown in the accompanying chart. For more information on this program in McHenry County, please contact the McHenry County Housing Authority at (815) 338-7752.