Age Friendly Albany County
Albany County
162 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7198 | Fax: (518) 447-7188
Deb Riitano, Commissioner

WRAP - Weatherization Referral & Packaging Program

The program identifies and refers HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) eligible seniors for home weatherization services to help them stay warmer in winter with lower cost of utility and fuel bills. The free program includes an energy audit. The service plan may include replacement or improvement to: insulation, weather stripping, old windows or doors etc.  Eligibility for other programs (e.g. food stamps) will also be determined through this application process.

HEAP - Heating & Energy Assistance Program

The HEAP program helps seniors pay for heating and utility costs. In order to be eligible for the HEAP program the household income must be at or below 60% of the 2011-2012 State median income:

Household Size Gross Monthly Income
Less Than
1 $2,146
2 $2,806
3 $3,466
4 $4,127
5 $4,787

To apply for HEAP or for WRAP, call the Cornell Cooperative Extension's CHOICES Program, (Rt. 9W, Faith Plaza, Ravena) (518) 756-8650, and ask them to mail you a HEAP application. Once CHOICES receives your application, they will determine your eligibility and will notify you. HEAP payments will be made directly to the utility company or fuel provider. For details, call CHOICES.

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy

Questions? Call us! (518) 447-7177