UETHDA announces energy, water assistance outreach for May

Published 12:30 pm Thursday, April 27, 2023

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The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency’s Outreach RV will be throughout the region in May helping those needing assistance with their energy and water bills. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps with energy bills, while the Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps with water bills.
These programs help keep individuals and families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist with energy and water bill expenses. For those who qualify, a payment is sent directly to the recipient’s utility company and is credited to their bill. If you qualify for one program you likely qualify for both. Payments may 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. The LIHWAP program will be available until the end of September for most water utilities in our region.
Locally, the agency’s RV will be at Food City in Elizabethton on Wednesday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Persons may also their visit their local neighborhood service center for aid, or simply call (423) 246-6180. LIHEAP is only one of many services we offer to help with self-sufficiency. If you or know someone who needs help, have them call the UETHDA office.

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