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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.


LIHEAP Blog/News Updates

LIHEAP Regional News Wrap-up

Against the backdrop of a national fear of drastic reductions in aid given the $1.8 billion cut from last year’s LIHEAP funding ($5.1 billion down to $3.3 billion) that Congress has yet to restore to full funding levels from 2009, the National Energy Assistance Directors’…

Illinois and Michigan: LIHEAP Local Profiles

Across the cold-weather landscape that comprises Midwestern and upper-Midwestern states like Illinois and Michigan, LIHEAP has for years now been a life-saving friend to millions of working and middle class families (including tens upon tens of thousands of elderly residents) who wouldn’t have kept the…

December 2010 Congressional Profiles

In Pennsylvania, State Rep. Camille “Bud” George, D-74 of Houtzdale, announced that LIHEAP aid would open to his district’s residents on November 1st, commenting of the program’s vitality to “roughly 600,000 Pennsylvania families” who “turned to LIHEAP last winter for heating assistance.” George added that…

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