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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.

 

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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 Weather.com reporting in back in March that “temperatures reached the 90s Monday across…

Congressional Budget: Where do we stand?






Earlier this year, the President’s FY2016 budget requested a budget of $3.39 billion for LIHEAP. [In addition to $3.19 billion in formula grants, part of this request includes $200 million for a new “Utility Innovation Fund”.] The administration also requested funding for mandatory ‘energy trigger’…

Northeast Florida Reaches out to Senior Residents






In many communities across the United States, community outreach can be a challenge—particularly outreach directed towards the elderly. Despite best efforts to communicate important information to senior residents, sometimes the message gets lost in translation. One northeastern Florida community saw this challenge and decided to…

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