The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: A Critical Resource for Low-Income Households

Source: Ann McLarty Jackson, Christopher Baker, AARP Policy & Research, January 2008

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal block grant that provides funding to the 50 states and other jurisdictions to operate home energy assistance programs for low-income households. LIHEAP serves as a social safety net protecting at-risk households spending a high proportion of their income on home energy from the dangers of inadequate heating and cooling.
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