What COVID Taught Us About Reliable Energy & Healthy Homes

This artifact discusses the overlap between the COVID-19 crisis and the housing and utility affordability crisis. Avila begins by citing statistics for housing and utility debt accumulated during the pandemic, and articualtes how this debt and the housing and utility crisis as a whole mirrors...Read more

2017 LIHEAP White Paper

The 2017 LIHEAP White Paper is intended to help readers, including Members of Congress and key decision-makers, learn more about the mission of the program and its by-the-numbers impact. This paper provides useful statistics regarding households with members who fall into a vulnerable...Read more

LIHEAP Clearinghouse - History of LIHEAP

The document here presented gives an overview of the policies and programs that have eventually molded into what we know today as LIHEAP. That said, despite its brevity, the document provides viewers with key dates and events that have led Departments of the Government, such as the Energy...Read more

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

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

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

Recognition of and response to energy poverty in the United States

This source was recently published and is an overview of energy poverty as seen in the United States and compared to the UK.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
  • ...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

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