Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R,I,C-Jackson) recently sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo highlighting the concerns of a local Department of Social Services regarding proposed rule changes to the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The assemblyman learned that if the changes go into effect they will delay and may add significant costs to important home energy improvements being made by HEAP recipients.
“The Home Energy Assistance Program is critically important to struggling families and seniors in our community and any changes made to it should maximize its efficiency so it reaches more individuals in need,” said Jordan. “What I have learned from county Social Services departments here, however, is that the changes may, in fact, delay necessary home heating improvements that better serve those on the program and save critical tax dollars as well. I urge Gov. Cuomo to help me ensure that our HEAP dollars are maximized for their best use and not wasted.”
Editor’s Note: Attached is a copy of Assemblyman Jordan’s letter to Gov. Cuomo.