UETHDA announces energy, water assistance outreach for September

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency’s outreach RV will be throughout the region in September, helping those needing assistance with their energy and water bills. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LHEAP) helps with energy bills, while the Low-Income Water Assistance Program (LHWAP) 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 six, veterans, and large households.
The LIHWAP program will be available until the end of September for most water utilities in the region.
Locally, the UETHDA outreach van will be at Sunset Free Will Baptist Church, 6676 Highway 19-E, Roan Mountain, Thursday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Person many also visit their area neighborhood service center or call (423) 246-6180.
LIHEAP is only one of many services offered to help with self-sufficiency. If you or know someone who needs help, they can contact the UETHDA.

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