UETHDA announces energy assistance outreach for January

Published 9:06 am Thursday, December 28, 2023

The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency Outreach RV will be throughout the region in December helping those needing assistance with their energy bills. LIHEAP stands for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This 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 dollars.
The following are the locations where we will be in January:
– Wednesday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mountain Electric at Roan Mountain, US-19E
– Wednesday, Jan. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mountain Electric in Mountain City, 604 Church St.
– Johnson City Good Samaritan at 100 N. Roan St.,Thursday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You may also visit one of the nine area neighborhood service centers, located in UETHDA’s eight-county service area, for aid, or simply 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, have them contact the UETHDA.

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