Oklahoma Advocacy Center

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Oklahoma

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LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-866-411-1877 or 405-521-3444
Website: www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/liheap/

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
www.okdhs.org/okdhslocal/

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-866-411-1877 or 405-521-3444
Website: www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/liheap/

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
www.okdhs.org/okdhslocal/

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

In the News:

TULSA – Rebekah Dennis is having a hard time paying her electric bill because of the hot weather, but she has a plan.

“Tomorrow, I’m going to get help at DHS to pay my utility bill because I can’t,” Dennis said, who is on disability. “It’s going to get cut off if I don’t go.”

Starting Monday, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is offering funds to help families who meet low-income requirements pay their utility bills.

The low-income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP provides up to $250 to families who may struggle with high cooling costs in the summer.

One-person households earning less than $1,200 a month are eligible for a one-time payment of $200. Households with two or more can receive up to $250.

Oklahoma DHS was allocated more than $22 million for LIHEAP and will distribute the funds until they run out, said Shelly Robinson with Oklahoma DHS.

The money goes directly to the electric company, officials say.

American Electric Power-Public Service Company of Oklahoma also offers its customers with some relief for high cooling bills.

The average monthly payment program allows those with tight budgets to even out their utility bills throughout the year.

“That way you don’t have those high spikes in the summer,” said Stan Whiteford, a spokesman for AEP-PSO. “Now the trade off is that a lot of people have a really low bill around April and you won’t have that low bill, but you wont have a high bill in the summer.”

Since May around 3,000 customers have signed up for the payment plan.

To enroll in the average monthly payment program, customers can go to psoklahoma.com.

For more information on the LIHEAP program, click here.