UETHDA announces energy assistance outreach for March

Published 10:51 am Friday, March 1, 2024

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The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency’s LIHEAP Outreach RV will be throughout the region in March 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.

Locally, the LIHEAP Outreach RV will be at Mountain Electric in Roan Mountain (8477 US-19E Roan Mountain) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 25; at Good Samaritan Ministries in Johnson City (100 N. Roan St.) on March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at Habitat for Humanity, 3201 Kimberly Court, Johnson City, on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Persons in need may also visit one of nine area neighborhood service centers, located in the eight-county service area for aid or simply call (423) 246-6180.

LIHEAP is only one of many services offered by the UETHDA to help with self-sufficiency.