This document is a 2017 advocates guide for the federal LIHEAP program, produced by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It provides a synopsis of the history/purpose for the LIHEAP program, a program summary, a funding forecast for the program in 2017, and talking points for advocates when advocating on behalf of LIHEAP to legislators.
This document contains useful foundational information on LIHEAP and provides an estimate for the number of families receiving LIHEAP grants, which serves as one indicator for the number of families experiencing energy vulnerability in the United States in recent years.
"An estimated 6.7 million families receive Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) heating grants and an estimated 1 million families receive LIHEAP cooling grants." (Wein, 5-27)
Olivia Wein and National Low Income Housing Coalition, "2017 LIHEAP Advocate's Guide - National Low Income Housing Coalition", contributed by Morgan Sarao, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 22 January 2020, accessed 10 December 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/2017-liheap-advocates-guide-national-low-income-housing-coalition