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LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)

WHATFederally funded assistance to help low-income seniors and others pay utility bills such as heating and air conditioning, minor home repairs and costs related to utility emergency shut offs.
WHYTo help low-income seniors and others pay for energy bills and repairs that will allow them to safely live in their own homes.
WHEREU.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
United States Government. Across the USA.


Program Description


“LIHEAP, which stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is a federal program that helps low income households pay for heating or cooling their homes.”
-acf.hhs.gov/ocs

“The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can be the difference between life and death for some of the people who are using the program.”
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Katrina Metzler - National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition Source Video: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: It’s Important.

“More than 90 percent of LIHEAP recipient households have at least one vulnerable person - a senior aged 60 or older, a child aged 18 or under, or an individual with a disability.”

-neuac.org

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps seniors and others stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer and reduce the risk of health and safety problems that arise from unsafe heating and cooling practices.

Throught the program seniors can make their homes more energy efficient through weatherization which may include repairing leaky doors or windows, installing insulation and fixing or replacing broken furnaces or air conditioners.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides federally funded assistance in costs associated with:

  • Home energy bills - help paying heating or cooling bills.
  • Weatherization – minor home repairs that make a home more energy efficient and lower utility bills.
  • Emergency Services - energy crisis such as utility shutoffs.

“LIHEAP does not charge a fee for receiving a grant. If you receive a message offering you a LIHEAP grant or requesting a fee, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.”
source:acf.hhs.gov/ocs

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