Utility Assistance

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

If you're struggling to pay your utility bill, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help.

Eligible households can receive up to $1000 once per program year.

To Qualify

Regular Assistance

  • You must be a resident of Shelby County
  • Your income must be at or below 150% (w/ 60%SMI Max) Federal Poverty Guidelines (See chart below)
  • You must have an active utility account

If you have ALL of the above, you qualify for Regular Assistance

Emergency Assistance

If you qualify for Regular Assistance above AND you received a cut-off notice, you may qualify for Emergency Assistance. To qualify, ONE of the below must also apply to your household:

  • At least one household member is 60 years of age or over or;
  • At least one household member is 5 years of age or younger;
  • At least one household member has a disability or;
  • The household has experienced an uncontrollable circumstance

***Uncontrollable circumstances are provable circumstances that caused an uncontrollable reduction in income and/or an unexpected out-of-pocket expense like job loss, death of spouse, unexpected repair or replacement of a large appliance, or a medical emergency.***

Contact Information

New Community Services Agency Office
1188 Minna Pl.
Memphis TN 38104
901.222.4200
 
 
 
 

 To Apply:

 You will need:

  • State Issued ID
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • Income information for household (i.e. check stubs, award letter)
  • Copy of your most recent utility bill

           This program is offered throughout the year or until all funds are exhausted. Applications can be submitted online, mailed, emailed or drop box.

"CLICK HERE" to apply online if you have applied for assistance with CSA within the past 2 years and services are active and you do not have a disconnect notice.               Click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"CLICK HERE" to print the application below and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or mail to 1188 Minna Place, Memphis, TN 38104.  A drop box is available at this location.Click here

If services are disconnected application must me returned to 1188 Minna Place.

Si usted es un nuevo cliente, un cliente que regresa y los servicios están activos "Descargar el formulario de solicitud" para imprimir la solicitud a continuación y el correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., o por correo a 1188 Minna Place, Memphis, TN 38104. Hay un buzón disponible en este lugar.  download application form

Si se desconectan los servicios, la solicitud debe devolverse a 1188 Minna Place.

 

 

  THDA/LIHEAP Utility Assistance Income Guidelines

(FOR FY 22, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2021)

150%  Federal Poverty Guidelines
(w/ 60%SMI Max)

People in HouseholdAnnual IncomeMonthly Income
01 $25,201.00 $2,100.08
02 $32,956.00 $2,746.33
03 $40,710.00 $3,392.50
04 $48,464.00 $4,038.67
05 $56,218.00 $4,684.83
06 $63,972.00 $5,331.00
07 $71,726.00 $5,977.17
08 $79,480.00 $6,623.33
For Each Additional Person Add: $ 7,754.00 $ 646.17

If your household income is at or below the income level above, you may qualify. These numbers are based on the number of people living in your home (household size) and 126% (w/ 60% SMI Max) of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines (Maximum Income Level). You may apply once per program year.

 

Feel free to contact Shelby County Community Services Agency LIHEAP office at (901) 222-4200 for additional information.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by Shelby County Community Services Agency and is funded by Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA). The program is designed to assist eligible households in meeting the rising cost of home energy.

       Shelby County Community Services       Family Support/Rent/Utility Assistance and Prescription Assistance
1188 Minna Pl.
Memphis TN 38104
901.222.4200

 

The Community Services Agency strives to empower its customers to not only improve their lives through economic security and stability, but also their communities by planting seeds of change as we move toward a brighter future.