UETHDA announces energy assistance outreach for May

Published 9:03 am Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency Outreach RV will be throughout the region helping those needing help 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.

Locations the UETHDA Outreach Van will be in Carter County include:

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– ARM of Elizabethton, 714 West C St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7

– Second Harvest, Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, 1503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, 8:30 a.m. May 8

Persons may also visit one of our nine area neighborhood service centers, located in our 8-county service area, for aid, or simply call us at (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 contact us.