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If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.


Media Releases

California LIHEAP: Open Year Round

Writing and reporting by Jake Brown   With 38 million people spread across 158,648 square miles, California is one of the country’s driest in the summer. Scorching temperatures that average in the upper-90s throughout many of its desert communities keeps LIHEAP offices busy throughout both the winter…

On Behalf of LIHEAP

Last week, Mark Wolfe, Executive Director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA), spoke on behalf of LIHEAP at the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations hearing. Testifying as a public witness, Mr. Wolfe shared several key insights to the LIHEAP program–from trends…

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