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

Senators call for quick release of LIHEAP funds

This article includes background information on how the three stimulus bills passed to provide economic relief due to COVID-19 impacts LIHEAP. It describes a letter produced by a collective of 28 U.S. senators, based on data from a report produced by NEADA. Read more

2017 LIHEAP Advocate's Guide - National Low Income Housing Coalition

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...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

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

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


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

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

LIHEAP State Sheet - Pennsylvania 2020

This fact sheet provides numbers for the following in Pennsylvania:

  • Gross LIHEAP allocation to Pennsylvania in 2017
  • # of households eligible for LIHEAP in Pennsylvania
  • # of low-income households that received LIHEAP in Pennsylvania in 2017
  • % change in LIHEAP
  • ...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 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
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