Gillibrand announces $412 million for home heating assistance

New Yorkers are getting more than $400 million to help heat their homes this winter.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made the announcement Monday at Albany City Hall.

The federal investment is going toward the low-income Home Energy Assistance Program, which will help low-income New Yorkers pay for energy costs.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says HEAP applications in the county are up more than 170% since 2019.