UETHDA announces energy assistance outreach for June

Published 11:02 am Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency’s LIHEAP Outreach RV will be throughout the region 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 six, veterans, and large households. Last year, UETHDA provided LIHEAP funding to 11,730 households, totaling more than 5.7 million dollars.

Among Carter County locations the LIHEAP Outreach RV will be at during June include:

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– ARM of Elizabethton, 714 West C St., June 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

– Elizabethton Housing, South Hills Playground, June 7, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

– Mountain Electric in Roan Mountain (8477 U.S.-19E), June 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

– Elizabethton Electric, 400 Hatcher Lane, June 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Community residents may also visit one of the UETHDA’s nine neighborhood service centers, located in its eight-county service area for aid or simply call (423) 246-6180. LIHEAP is only one of many services UETHDA offers to help with self-sufficiency. If you or know someone who needs help, have them contact us.