Utility customers owe up to $40B in COVID-19 debt, but who will pay it?

This article discusses the effects of the utility shutoff moratorium as a policy (an emergency policy) that had no vision for long term pay back. I did not count the number of times the phrase "keeing the lights on" was repeated, but I should have. The article also describes how different...Read more

COVID-19 Relief Emergency Rental Assistance Summary

In the second COVID-19 stimulus bill passed by Congress, there is no specific funding for LIHEAP, and funding for rental assistance and utility assistance are shared. This document details how funds will be used in the Emergency Rental Assistance Section of the stimulus. 

"Grantees shall...Read more

LIHEAP State Sheet - Delaware 2020

This fact sheet provides numbers for the following:

  • Gross LIHEAP allocation to Delaware in 2017
  • # of households eligible for LIHEAP in Delaware
  • # of low-income households that received LIHEAP in Delaware in 2017
  • % change in LIHEAP funding in Delaware from FY10
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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package – Topline Summary of New Agreement

On December 21st, the House and Senate passed the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 after a weekend of high-level negotiating between leadership. Unfortunately, specific funding for LIHEAP is not expected to be included in the package. However, the option for utility assistance...Read more


The National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA), representing the state LIHEAP directors, received funding from the National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) to update the information about that was collected in the 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2011 National...Read more

LIHEAP State Sheet - Maryland 2020

This fact sheet provides numbers for the following:

  • Gross LIHEAP allocation to Maryland in 2017
  • # of households eligible for LIHEAP in Maryland
  • # of low-income households that received LIHEAP in Maryland in 2017
  • % change in LIHEAP funding in Maryland from FY10
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Senate Bill Includes $500M Additional For LIHEAP, Creates Water Pilots

On August 10th, 2021 the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill which adds $500 Million for LIHEAP Over 5 Year, provides $3.5B for WAP, and creates Water Assistance Needs Study & 40 Pilot Projects. The WAP increase is a ten-fold increase in the...Read more

LIHEAP and Utility Assistance Funding Status: Regular & Pandemic-Related Funding

This document, created by NEADA, outlines both regular and pandemic related funding for LIHEAP and other utility assistance that have been released or appropriated since the COVID-19 began. Appropriated funds that are pending release include $4.5 billion in additional funding for LIHEAP through...Read more

March Staff Picks - Morgan Sarao

The artifacts that I chose throughout March discuss policy relating to crisis and crisis recovery on the federal level and in Philadelphia. The artifacts regarding federal policy were chosen after sifting through articles that resulted from google searches using the key words “LIHEAP” “...Read more

The Uneven Gains of Energy Efficiency

This article touches on just about every construct that constitutes energy burden. Using the City of New Orleans as an example of a high energy burden city, it illustrates how a high energy burden contributes to the affordability crisis in American cities. Stein explores how wealth disparity and...Read more

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