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If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.


LIHEAP Blog/News Updates

April 2017 LIHEAP News Wrap Up

Fear of Losing LIHEAP Persists Writing and Reporting by Jake Brown   Across the country, Native American tribes were publicly registering their fear over the prospect of losing the vital LIHEAP assistance that helped thousands of households across their nations, with Sioux member Eva Iyotte…

LIHEAP: An Advocate’s Perspective

Writing and Reporting by Jake Brown   Kansas City, Missouri, lies in the center of the heartland. With icy winters and scorching summers, energy assistance advocates work year round to assist families in need. These advocates include partners like the Mid-America Assistance Coalition, whose president, John…

March 2017 LIHEAP News Wrap Up

LIHEAP Advocates Defend Program Writing and Reporting by Jake Brown   Examples of Congressional members spending time personally with their most vulnerable constituents to put a human face on LIHEAP’s critical role in their lives included Connecticut Representative Rosa Delauro visiting with Roger Martin, a CT resident…

Jan/Feb 2017 LIHEAP News Wrap Up

Seasons Change, LIHEAP Demand Remains Writing and Reporting by Jake Brown   As freezing weather was starting to thaw out in parts of the country, advocates in communities small and large issued warnings about emergency aid enrollment cut-off deadlines or utilities and cautioned customers about moratorium expirations….

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