Spectrum Community Services - LIHEAP

Address: 2617 Barrington Court
Hayward, CA - 94545
(510) 881-0300

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  • About Spectrum Community Services - LIHEAP

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that provides low-income individuals or households financial assistance to pay for their energy bills. You need to apply for this program. Eligibility varies according to household total income, expenses and other guidelines pertinent to the program.

    After completing your application, please send it along with all the required paperwork to:

    Spectrum Community Services

    P.O. Box 4317

    Hayward, CA 94540

    Special Note:

    This program prioritizes households that have elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old.

    Additional Programs:

    • Weatherization
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Senior Meals

    Contact the office for further information.

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is called LIHEAP. They assist low income people and families with their heating and cooling bills. This program is therefore, a year long program that is available 12 months a year. To qualify for the LIHEAP assistance, you need to qualify. We provide the current Federal Poverty Rates nationwide below.

    You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.


    Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2023

    Persons In Family Earnings (100% Fed Poverty Guideline)
    1 $14,580
    2 $19,720
    3 $24,860
    4 $30,000
    5 $35,140
    6 $40,280
    7 $45,420
    8 $50,560

    *Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
    These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

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    Hours of Operation

    • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Saturday closed
    • Sunday closed

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