Energy Assistance

Keeping low-income households warm and safe during the winter months since 1979.

Over 4,286 people stayed warmer this past winter with a combination of funds made available through our Energy Assistance Program.

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Applications begin: August 1, 2014

Application deadline: May 1, 2015

Services Offered:

  • Vendor mediation
  • Funding to help pay bills

These services are offered free of charge to those who meet the 2015 Poverty Guidelines for Energy Assistance.

 

Services must be applied for in person.

Location: 336 Arch Street, New Britain, CT
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Call for appointment: (860) 225.1084 

New Britain senior citizens may apply at:

Location: New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl Street, New Britain, CT
Office hours: Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm by appointment only
Call for appointment: (860) 826.3553

Bring copies of all of the following to your appointment:

Current Identification, Bills & Assets:
Current Income Documentation:
  • Social Security cards for ALL household members
  • Birth dates for ALL household members
  • Current utility bills (light and gas bills)
  • Current rent receipt or lease. If you are on Section 8, bring in the Section 8 Voucher. All information must contain landlord’s name, address and telephone number.
  • For homeowners: current documentation of mortgage payment (or property tax receipt if mortgage is paid off)
  • Current, complete statements of all liquid assets (bank accounts, credit union accounts, stocks, IRA, etc.)
  • Last 4 paystubs and/or workman’s compensation benefits prior to your appointment date
  • Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income and Veterans benefits verification (current month)
  • Pension Verification (current month)
  • Unemployment history printout (within 24 hours prior to your appointment)
  • Alimony/child support legal documents
  • For landlords: rental income from your tenants
  • Self-employment worksheet (HRA will give you this on the day of your appointment); copy of your most recently filed tax return and all schedules.
    Note: income tax returns will not be accepted as proof of income

 


Success Story

"Melissa" (fictitious name), a young mother receiving state assistance, came to the Energy Assistance office last year, desperate for help. Her utility bills were over $1,000 per month and she couldn’t make payments. The case manager developed a payment plan with the utility companies so she could pay off her debts. She also helped Melissa lower her monthly bills by making her home more energy efficient with weatherization assistance. The case manager then helped Melissa create a resume and search for a job. Melissa is now working 30 hours a week, is no longer collecting state assistance and has paid off all of her debt.

Last winter (2011), over 6,000 low-income New Britain residents stayed warm with help from HRA’s Energy Assistance Program.


Contact Information

Barbara Parsons, Director

Phone:
Fax:

(860) 225.1084
(860) 612.2758


For more information on energy assistance, visit the Connecticut Department of Social Services.

Program funded by the Low-Income Housing and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Connecticut Department of Social Services (CT-DSS).
Human Resources Agency of New Britain

180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT, 06053
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Phone: (860) 225.8601
Fax: (860) 225.4843

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Regional Locations:

85 West Main Street
Meriden, CT
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37 Marne Street
Hamden, CT
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560 E.T. Grasso Boulevard
New Haven, CT
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New Britain Locations:

57 Arch Street
(860) 826.4482
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336 Arch Street
(860) 225.1084
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83 Whiting Street
(860) 826.4741
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58 Scarlett Drive
(860) 826.6991
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18 Armistice Street
(860) 826.2282
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55 Broad Street
(860) 612.1784
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35 Oak Street
(860) 826.4676
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