More than 420,000 Ohio Households Received Assistance through LIHEAP During Winter 2013-2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $14,695,190 to the State of Ohio Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). During the 2013-2014 winter, more than 420,000 Ohio homes used LIHEAP to help cover their home energy costs.
“LIHEAP gives low-income families and seniors the ability to keep their homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer,” said Brown. “As we get closer to warmer temperatures, it’s a relief that Ohio will have additional funding to distribute to those most in need.”
LIHEAP assists low-income households—particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy—in meeting their immediate home energy needs. In order to receive additional information or apply for LIHEAP funding, Brown is encouraging Ohioans to visit the State of Ohio website or contact their local Community Action Agencies.