Utility Bill Assistance



Assistance from H.E.A.T. in Georgia

The non-profit Georgia agency known as Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.), Inc. has been assisting families and individuals across the state of Georgia for almost 30 years. They provide qualified individuals with heating and utility bill assistance.

Just over the last 12 months, H.E.A.T. as provided almost $700,000 in cash assistance to the Georgia Department of Human Services. The funds are being used to assist qualified individuals and families who are unable to pay their home utility and heating bills. Thousands of individuals across the state were aided by these funds. 

The financial assistance that was provided by the non-profit H.E.A.T. organization has helped many Georgia low to moderate income families as the sluggish economy continues to affect tight household budgets, and as the nations unemployment rate remains higher than average. The chairman of the board of HEAT is Mr. Chris Strippelhoff.

Like all utility and energy bill assistance programs, there are conditions that need to be met in order to receive help. Families who meet the Heating Energy Assistance Team eligibility criteria may apply for assistance at the local non-profit agency that serves their county. If you are interested in learning more or applying, be sure to call your local community action agency to find out where to go to get your questions answered, and where to place an application and what documentation you need to bring in order to determine if you are eligible for aid. Read more, including how to donate.

The Georgia H.E.A.T. program is the nation's first statewide fuel and utility assistance fund, and it provides energy bill assistance to the low income and less fortunate across the state as a joint effort among concerned citizens, businesses and the Georgia state government. The non-profit agency depends on the generous donations of corporations, individuals, energy suppliers, and businesses as well as the leadership of businesses and community volunteers throughout Atlanta and the Georgia area.