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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

LIHEAP in the News: October 2013

Government Shutdown Raises Fears of Aid Cuts Around the Country Ahead of Winter Season’s Start By Jake Brown As Community Action Agencies lit up across counties around the country throughout October with thousands of families arriving to line up to apply for Winter LIHEAP heating…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: September 2013

  Stepping up to the plate to protect vital funding for their State, New Hampshire’s US Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen grabbed the LIHEAP spotlight this month when the Associated Press reported that both Senators had “partnered with a bipartisan group of senators to…

LIHEAP in the News: Summer 2013 Wrap-Up

by Jake Brown As the nation comes out of another brutal summer of temperature and electric bill hikes, the elderly – one of LIHEAP’s key demographics – were hit head on, with the AARP reporting in their annual report on Summer Cooling Costs and Older…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: August 2013

    U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), along with co-sponsors Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), earned the spotlight for profiles in political courage in July, courtesy of their successful push to convince the Appropriations Committee to approve a…

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