UETHDA announces energy assistance outreach for April
Published 9:23 am Tuesday, March 28, 2023
The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency LIHEAP Outreach RV will be throughout the region in April helping those needing assistance with their energy bills.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps keep individuals and families 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 bill. Payments can take up to 90 days to be applied. Priority is given to the low-income, energy burdened, disabled, elderly, homes with young children under 6, veterans, and large households. Last year UETHDA provided LIHEAP funding to 11,730 households, totaling more than $5.7 million.
Locally, those in need can visit the local neighborhood service center or simply call (423) 246-6180. LIHEAP is only one of many services the UETHDA offers to help with self-sufficiency.