UETHDA announces energy assistance outreach for February

Published 9:41 am Friday, January 27, 2023

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The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency’s outreach RV will be throughout the region in February to help those needing assistance with their energy bills.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep individuals safe and healthy through initiatives that assist with energy costs. For those who qualify a payment is sent directly to the recipient’s utility company and is credited to their bills. Payment can take up to 90 days to be applied.
Priority is given to low-income, energy burdened, disabled, elderly, homes with young children under six, veterans, and large households. Last year, UETHDA provided LIHEAP funding for 11,730 households, totaling more than 5.7 million dollars.
Carter County locations where the UETHDA outreach RV will be in February include:
— Friday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. at Second Harvest, Sunset FWB, 6676 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain
— Friday, Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m. at Second Harvest, Elizabethton VFW, 2001. W. Elk Ave., Elizabethton
— Thursday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mountain Electric, 8477 US-19E, Roan Mountain
Those in need of help can also visit one of the neighborhood service centers, located in the eight-county area, or simply call (423) 246-6180.
LIHEAP is only one of many services UETHDA offers to help with self-sufficiency.

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