The following is a press release from the office of City Councilman Vincent Gentile:
BAY RIDGE – Councilman Vincent J. Gentile applauded Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today for setting aside $3 million in funding through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to assist low-income New Yorkers whose health issues pose a medical emergency during the hot months of summer.
“Last winter I was proud to team up with Governor Cuomo and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to make my Bay Ridge office an official HEAP Headquarters,” Councilman Gentile said. “We were able to provide assistance to many people – helping them pay their electricity, propane, natural gas, wood, oil, kerosene, coal, or any other heating fuel during the cold winter months. It only makes sense that we would team up again in the summer to keep these same low-income New Yorkers cool and safe.”