Office of Home Energy Programs
The Office of Home Energy Programs, (OHEP) provides subsidies to assist low-income residents with heating and cooling bills. OHEP's goal is to make energy costs more affordable and thus minimize heating crises. OHEP works closely with The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) and the Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP), which promote energy conservation, financial responsibility, and energy independence.
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides services to help families reduce utility bills and make their homes safer and more comfortable. For more information about furnace replacement and other weatherization services, please call (443) 984-1066.
Assistance is available for active and non-active utility customers. Eligible customers may receive help in three ways:
1. Help to pay current electric bills
2. Help to pay past due elctric bills
3. Help with energy-efficient measures to reduce future electric bills
For additional information, call (410) 396-5555.
Where to Apply
Residents can apply at any of the six Community Action Centers and at the OHEP Headquarters on 2700 North Charles Street, 2nd floor. You can also download the Weatherization Application Packet
What You Need to Apply
Copy of applicant's photo identification
Proof of residence
Copies of social security cards for all household members including children
Proof of all of your household's total gross income for the last 30 days (from all sources of income)
The name of your home energy supplier and account number
A copy of your most recent utility bill
If you rent, a copy of your lease
Income Eligibility Limits
For each additional member add:
Maximum Monthly Income
Maximum Annual Income