Help Save the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
THAW proudly supports the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) a Federal program implemented to assist households with low incomes, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy.
- In 2016, the program served more than 6 million households in the United States with home heating and cooling assistance, weatherization, and/or energy-related low-cost home repairs or replacements.
- More than 70 percent of LIHEAP households had at least one person that was elderly, disabled or was a family with a child in the home.
- LIHEAP addresses energy crises and targets vulnerable populations most susceptible to extreme heat and cold.
- Last year, the program served nearly 500,000 households in the State of Michigan who were in need of assistance.
- Each of these families represents a crisis and a need for energy assistance that can be met with no other federal program.
- LIHEAP represents the best of government – it is a program that provides direct assistance to those with demonstrable need and incurs low costs for administration.
- Energy is a life-critical resource.
- LIHEAP also is a highly effective program that helps to preserve the dignity of those living in poverty and assure access to basic energy resources for all Americans.
- Please continue to support LIHEAP by contacting your congressperson HERE and protect the Michigan families that rely on this program for energy assistance.