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Local Profiles

Massachusetts: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Massachusetts has always been known for its Ivy League colleges, Cape Cod beaches, and of course, for its largest city, Boston, one of the country’s earliest metropolises, founded in 1630. More broadly, Massachusetts has shared in common with its neighboring states throughout…

North Carolina: LIHEAP Local Profile






by Jake Brown Throughout the South, the affect of the recession has been felt like a shot to the gut of the middle and working class, an open wound that won’t stop bleeding, and one that has left the States’ LIHEAP recipients wondering if there…

Washington: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown As Seattle’s oldest newspaper, the Herald, recently and correctly observed on the current state of struggle for many of the State’s residents, “for many Seattle households in crisis, deciding between paying their rent and paying their utility bill is a difficult choice.”…

Hawaii: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown ‘Aloha’ has always been the traditional way Hawaii greets its tourists, and when it comes to aiding the vacation island’s locals who require assistance staying cool in the scorching summer months, state LIHEAP officials extend the same welcome, with State Director Doreen…

California: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Though traditionally known for surf and sun, California – the most populated state in the country- experiences some of the State’s coldest temperatures in the Western region of the United States, with Jason Wimbley, Division Manager, Energy & Environmental Services Division, CSD,…

Vermont: Where LIHEAP is a year-round affair






By Jake Brown Nestled between larger New England neighbors like New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, for Vermont residents, staying warm is a year-round affair according to the state’s LIHEAP director Richard Moffi, who explained in an April, 2011 conversation that, indeed, “if you drive…

Idaho: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Nestled in the center of the Western mountain region, Idaho, surrounded by bigger sibling states like Washington, Nevada, Oregon and Utah, has a population of just over 1.5 million. While traditionally known for its tranquil scenery, the state’s residents share many of…

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