Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) was offered a repreive from President Trump's proposed 10% cut by the recent passing of the federal budget. But the reprieve is only temporary with next year's budget debate looming in the fall. Many income-eligible residents depend on LIHEAP funds to help through both heating and cooling season when weather extremes take a larger bite out of already-strapped incomes.
The Partnership assisted more than 3300 households last year with an average award of $350. More than 62% of assisted households had an elderly member (60 years of age or older), 58% had a member who was disabled and nearly 4 out of 5 households assisted last year had a family member who was elderly, disabled or included young children younger than 6 years of age.
Read more about LIHEAP from the Associated Press HERE.