Energy Assistance 2016

Energy Assistance Program 2016

Energy Assistance Program 2016

The Energy Assistance Program provides qualified Milwaukee County residents with a one-time annual payment to make energy (heating and electric) bills more affordable.



WHEAP (Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program), the Milwaukee Continuum of Care (CoC) and Veteran Registry Taskforce are holding a 2-day event to provide a one-time financial assistance payment for homeless Veterans. These include: First month's rent, security deposit assistance, utility payment assistance.


To qualify, you must pick up an application packet and receive an appointment time slot at the Center for Veterans Issues (315 W. Court Street) or an approved location within the City of Milwaukee. For a list of approved locations, please call 2-1-1.

Completed applications will be accepted at the Marcia Coggs Center at 1220 W. Vliet Street Rm #309 between 9AM and 4PM (by appointment ONLY) on the following two dates: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Wednesday, June 22, 2016. 


For additional information, please contact the Center for Veterans Issues at 414-345-4242.


May 15, 2016 was the last day to apply for a 2015-16 Energy Assistance benefit. 

You may still be eligible to receive crisis services! Learn more here
or schedule an appointment to apply for services.
Questions? Call us at 414-270-4-MKE.

Who is eligible to apply?

Milwaukee County households with a utility burden and are under 60% of the State Median income may be eligible for the Energy Assistance Program.


When is the application period?
If eligible, you can apply between Oct. 1, 2015 – May 15, 2016.
2015-16 Program Flyer 


Where and how can I apply?

We have great news this year. Now, you can set up an appointment to meet your schedule. You can do this a number of ways.

  • By phone: 414-270-4-MKE  (414-270-4653)
  • Online: Schedule an appointment at
  • In person: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - noon
    • North - 4906 W Fond du Lac Avenue (Fond du lac and Capitol)
    • Downtown - 728 N James Lovell Street (7th and Wisconsin)
    • South – 2701 S Chase Ave (between Lincoln and Oklahoma)
    • West Allis -  6761 W Greenfield Ave

What information do I need to present when I apply?


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