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Cold Weather Heat Requirements

October 1st - May 31st

During the Day between 6 a.m. - 10 p.m:
If it is below 55° outside, then it must be at least 68° inside.

At Night between 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.:
It must be at least 62° inside, regardless of the temperature outside.

Tenants without heat can call 311 for emergency assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For hearing impaired, call ITY (212) 863-5504. You may also click on HPD for more information.

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