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 2017, the program served 6.8 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 over 441,000 households in the State of Michigan who were in need of assistance.

      THAW Development Director Stacy Ziarko (4th from left) and Communications Manager Nishaat Killeen (2nd from right) with other Michigan energy assistance providers and Representative Debbie Dingell Pat (4th from right).

  • 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.

Contact your congressperson and ask them to support LIHEAP today.