UETHDA announces energy assistance outreach for April

Published 11:51 am Thursday, March 28, 2024

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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,

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 the UETHDA provided LIHEAP funding to 11,730 households totaling more than $5.7.

Locally, the van will be at Project Access Johnson City at 925 W.Oakland Ave., April 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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No stops are scheduled for Carter County, however residents may visit one of the UETHDA nine area neighborhood service centers, located in the eight-county service area for aid, or simply call the UETHDA at (423) 245-6180. 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.