UETHDA announces Energy Assistance Outreach for July

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Corporation’s LIHEAP Outreach RV will be throughout the region this month 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 Second Harvest, Valley Forge Church, 1503 Riverview Drive, at 8:30 a.m. July 10; Good Samaritan, 100 N. Roan St., Johnson City, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29; and Salvation Army, 200 Ash St., Johnson City, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 15.

Also, persons in need may visit one of the of the nine area neighborhood service centers, located in the UETHDA eight-county service area, for aid, or simply call (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 the UETHDA.

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