HEAP - Emergency

Household must be experiencing a HEAP-addressable emergency

  • out of heating fuel or less than 7 days’ supply on hand OR
  • heat-related utility service is shut off or scheduled for shut-off OR
  • essential heating equipment is inoperable or unsafe

Applicant must be the tenant of record

  • owner or
  • person with primary responsibility for rent or mortgage or
  • spouse (in household)

Applicant must be the customer of record

  • home energy vendor account is in the person’s name or
  • spouse (in household)

Resources are counted for emergency HEAP

Emergency HEAP Liquid Resources

  • Cash on Hand
  • Checking/Savings Accounts
  • Stocks/Bonds
  • IRA’s
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Lump sums





  • Automobiles
  • Real Property
  • Personal Property
  • Household furnishings
  • Livestock
  • Equipment
  • One burial plot per household member
  • Written pre-arranged burial agreement up to a maximum value of $1500
  • Money specifically designated for an allowable current living expense (next 30 day’s shelter, food, etc.)
  • Money earmarked for payment of the current year’s real estate or school taxes (for primary residence only)
Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy