The Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) administers two programs to provide energy (electricity) assistance to Montgomery County residents who meet certain income guidelines. The two programs have a common application that is available on the website by clicking on the link below. Housing Opportunities Commission recipients (Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher) must pay a utility expense to be eligible for the OHEP programs. The OHEP programs are a mail in service: an application can be dropped at the office or mailed in. An original application with an original signature is needed. Processing is done by phone. To obtain an application or drop off a completed application, go to the office at: 1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, 20850 during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. A drop box is located on the north entrance of the building.
For the eligibility criteria for the Office of Home Energy Programs, and how to apply, please see links in the web site listed.
Application processing time may vary depending upon customer situation. Customers who have received disconnection notices or whose service has been disconnected, are given priority, however OHEP may not be able to prevent disconnection. If utility service is about to be disconnected or has been terminated, please contact the Emergency Services Office.
Online users who have additional questions and would like to be contacted by a departmental staff member may submit a request by clicking on the Create Service Request button below. Please complete all of the fields in the Contact Information section then scroll down to the bottom of the page and provide a brief description of the request in the Brief Description field.