Dec 22, 2014

Heating Assistance Applications Up

Applications for Heating Fuel Assistance Increase over Last Year

PORTLAND (December  2014) —  As of mid-December, The Opportunity Alliance’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has received more than 3,470 applications for heating assistance this season. This compares to just under 2,600 at this time last year.  Of this year’s applicants, 681 have also received Supplemental Nutrition (SNAP) benefits.

LIHEAP is administered by The Opportunity Alliance’s Housing and Energy Services division which provides relief for income eligible households in heating and energy costs and repair or replacement of household heating and energy equipment.  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is administered through our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, a nutritional aducation program which provides supplemental foods to promote good health for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age five.