BEACON – The Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services has opened a satellite office in the City of Beacon to assist low-income residents apply for the federal Home Energy Assistant Program, which assists residents with the cost of heat and energy-related expenses.
The first-floor office at 223 Main Street will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three county workers will staff the office solely to assist residents with their HEAP questions.
The new office will make it easier for residents of southern Dutchess with their HEAP applications, “helping these low-income families keep their families warm this winter,” said County Executive Marcus Molinaro.
Eligibility for HEAP is based on household income. The regular HEAP benefit is a supplement to assist low-income households by paying a portion of their heating costs.