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SUMMER ENERGY ASSISTANCE

 

Summer Energy Assistance (formerly known as Heat Wave Help)  helps people afford a portion of their summer utility bills and helps pay for heating and cooling device repairs when no other organization is able to assist. This program is available July 1 - September 30.

Qualifying households can receive up to $200 for utility costs or up to $1,000 for heating or cooling appliance repairs including fans. This program is funded by Xcel Energy and Denver Human Services.

 

Eligibility Requirements (for 2017 program year)

  • You must be a Denver County resident and reside at the home that you are asking for energy assistance.
  • Your gross wages, income before taxes, must below 225% Federal Poverty level income guidelines according to household size

If heating or cooling repairs/installations are needed, you must apply for the Crisis Intervention Program, 1-866-HEAT-HELP (866-432-8435), and be denied before your application will be approved. Please note that individuals are only eligible for furnace/AC or water heater replacements/repair once every five years.


 

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CONTACT US
 

Office Hours (all locations)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday - by appointment only
 
Customer Service
720-944-4DHS (4347)
If you need Colorado Relay/TTY services in Denver, please call 711.
If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.
 

 

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Denver 311 Help Center
Call 311
Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
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