Residents have only until today to apply for emergency benefits under the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
The emergency benefit helps low-income New Yorkers who are facing a heat or heat-related energy emergency and who do not have available liquid resources that exceed the established limits.
Residents needing assistance can apply between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the HEAP office, 478 Main St., Buffalo. Applications also can be submitted online at www.mybenefits.ny.gov. The HEAP hotline number is 858-7644.