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Local Profiles

Local LIHEAP Profiles: October 2012






By Jake Brown Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley took to front pages of The Boston Herald this past month to advocate on behalf of LIHEAP-dependant “families across Massachusetts and the Northeast” who she explained are in desperate need of program funding because they’ve “continued to…

Connecticut: LIHEAP Local Profile






Connecticut: LIHEAP September, 2012 Local Profile Story By Jake BrownNestled in the heart ofNew England,Connecticutis historically famous for its Norman Rockwell Autumns and Ivy League academia, including such storied Universities as Yale and Wesleyan.  A politically diverse state that shares a blended red and blue…

June Local Profiles






By Jake Brown   The summer of 2012 started off strong with bi-partisan portraits of poignant advocacy for LIHEAP, beginning with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement of his state’s establishment of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), which according to the Associated Press, is…

Wyoming: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Wyoming is traditionally known for its outdoors – be it cascading mountains, crystal blue streams, great wide open prairies- but inside the households of thousands of families across a state that – for all its tourism- is still suffering through a wave…

Pennsylvania: LIHEAP Local Profile






PENNSYLVANIA- A State of Brotherly LIHEAP Love by Jake Brown While spring is well into bloom across many states around the country, in Northeastern states hard hit by record winter cold fronts, the Keystone State of Pennsylvania has found itself in a kind of universal…

Alabama: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Sweet Home Alabama is arguably most famous for the latter Lynard Skynard anthem and its legendarily blue skies, beneath whom many struggling families throughout the state have been living the hard times that have sadly become common to so many working class…

Colorado: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Colorado’s snowy peaks are traditionally celebrated for their touristy beauty, but locally, that snow’s translation in terms of frigid temperatures and in turn freezing residents has – coupled with the cuts in LIHEAP funding- unleashed a perfect winter storm of misery upon…

New York: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown The EMPIRE State is facing a problem of towering proportions this winter season as the gridlock in Washington over the funding of the LIHEAP program has left states like New York – who provided aid to 1,361,371 families in 2010 – struggling…

Massachusetts: LIHEAP Local Profile no. 2






By Jake Brown New England ended the month of October with a record Nor’easter that, according to the Earth Sky weather news service, “developed on October 29, 2011 and dumped impressive amounts of snow across New England in the northeastern U.S. this past weekend. This…

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