The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Low-income Heat and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides low-income Pennsylvanians with heating and energy assistance grants.  Income eligibility levels are higher than those for cash assistance, so many families don’t even realize that they qualify for LIHEAP.

When we spoke to Christina in October, her gas had been off for several months, which during the warmer months meant that they had no hot water and had to heat water on the stove to bathe the children. We don't know what her situation is like now that winter has come.

 

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