Assemblyman Matt Titone: Working to lower energy costs for Staten Island families.
Assemblyman Matt Titone:
Energy-saving measures benefit Staten Island residents

Energy-saving measures

HEAP. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to lower income families and senior citizens by supplementing a household’s annual heating cost.

For more information, including how to apply, call the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance at (800) 342-3009, or visit www.otda.state.ny.us/main/heap. To find out if you are eligible for HEAP assistance, visit www.myBenefits.ny.gov.

WAP. The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) assists income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their energy costs. Approved homes will receive an energy audit conducted by a trained specialist to see what efficiency measures can be made. Following the audit, up to $4,500 worth of energy-efficient improvements are made to the home, resulting in significant energy savings.

For more information, call the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal at (866) ASK-DHCR, or visit www.dhcr.state.ny.us/Programs/WeatherizationAssistance.

Green jobs, green New York. The program provides financing to communities, homes, small businesses and not-for-profits to help revitalize the economy in an energy-independent and environmentally responsible way. Assemblyman Titone co-sponsored the legislation that the Assembly approved with unanimous, bipartisan support (Ch.487 of 2009).

Heat Smart New York workshops

Learn about low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy and reduce your energy bills by attending a Heat Smart New York workshop. Workshops are sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and are free. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign up, call one of the following workshops:


Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.

Richmondtown
Branch Public Library

200 Clarke Ave.
Staten Island
(718) 668-0413

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m.

St. George
Branch Public Library

5 Central Ave.
Staten Island
(718) 442-8560

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m.

Dongan Hills
Branch Public Library

1617 Richmond Rd.
Staten Island
(718) 351-1444



For more information on the workshops, or how to save energy, visit www.getenergysmart.org or call NYSERDA at (866) 697-3732.
Energy-saving tips
Assemblyman Matthew Titone
Assemblyman
Matthew Titone
853 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10310
(718) 442-9932
TitoneM@assembly.state.ny.us
“It’s important that Staten Island residents know of all the available opportunities that can help keep their homes warm, protect the environment and allow them to keep more of their hard-earned money. That’s why I’m encouraging all eligible families to apply for heating assistance and all residents to take more energy-saving measures. I am committed to ensuring that every Staten Island family stays warm during the cold winter months and getting our economy—and our environment—back on track.”



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