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.