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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.



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….

2017 LIHEAP White Paper Now Available

The Campaign for Home Energy Assistance this week released its 2017 LIHEAP White Paper — Investing in LIHEAP: Assessing the Impact of Economic Stressors on the Home Energy Crisis (PDF).   This year’s white paper is an update to the previous 2015 release and includes new…

As Pennsylvania Digs Out, Need for LIHEAP Rises

Writing and reporting by Jake Brown   “The number of Pennsylvania households that entered this winter without utility heat or using unsafe heating sources remained near its highest level in 14 years,” the headline of an early January 2016 edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review read,…

LIHEAP Funds Critical in High-Heat Iowa

Writing and reporting by Jake Brown   Iowa is traditionally one of the Midwest’s hottest states during the summer months, to the extreme that even this spring, the heat was looming large, with reporting in back in March that “temperatures reached the 90s Monday across…

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