Low Income Survivors to Thrivers
NEED FOOD? Contact the USDA National Hunger Hotline by dialing 1-866-3-HUNGRY, 1-877-8-HAMBRE, or texting 914-342-7744.

Gas & Electricity

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State-regulated gas and electric companies provide low-income discounts.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP helps those who are facing a power shut-off for the inability to pay for service or who don’t have the means for a heating source. LIHEAP/HEAP may pay for bill payment assistance, replacement or repair of heating source, purchase of new heating equipment, or payment of emergency shelter for people who live in places that are unlivable.


Need Help With Your Energy Bills? | The LIHEAP Clearinghouse (hhs.gov)

Find your state’s low-income energy assistance programs and eligibility requirements

Find State by state-by-state disconnection Policies

National Consumer Law Center:

Protecting Seriously Ill Consumers from Utility Disconnections: What States Can Do to Save Lives Now

NCLER Training Resources:


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