City of Chicago and Peoples Gas Announce $1 Million for Help with Heating Bills. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Peoples Gas announced a doubling of funding for Share the Warmth, a financial assistance program that helps low-income families pay their heating bills. This winter, the City and Peoples will provide $1million in funding for the Share the Warmth program, enough to assist 5,000 families with their heating bills. Share the Warmth provides heating grants to limited and fixed-income households. Click here for more information.