$90M available in home heating aid for New Yorkers

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — There’s $90 million available to help New Yorkers stay warm this winter.

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the federal funding to help low and middle-income families with home heating costs.

A home heated with natural gas will now be eligible for $465, nearly a 33% increase over last year’s benefit.

A home using oil, kerosene or propane will be eligible for $965, up nearly 43%.

The state will begin accepting emergency benefit applications starting next Monday for those who have already used up their regular benefit and are now facing a heating emergency.

Applications are accepted through local departments of social services in person or by phone. Click here to find yours.