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Utility Crisis Assistance

Utility Assistance 

New Opportunities provides utility assistance through the Family Development Centers. The sources of utility assistance include both the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which aims to make energy affordable, and crisis assistance to prevent utility disconnection or to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fuel. LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that helps low-income families pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household factors, such as income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. Crisis assistance may be available year-round to families requesting utility connection, service continuity, an emergency fill of propane or fuel oil, as well as assistance with furnace repair or replacement. 

Utility Assistance is available. Contact your local county outreach office for more information.

In 2020...

  Total Households Served  Total Assistance Paid
LIHEAP 3326  $1,510,640
Utility Crisis Assistance 427 $263,263


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