The Heating Assistance Program helps increase economic stability for people, communities, and the state by providing assistance with: power, natural gas, heating oil, propane, firewood, pellets, and furnace repair. This is made possible through federal, state, and other programs such as: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP), Oregon Energy Assistance (OEA), Oregon Heat, Low-Income Rate Assistance Program (LIRAP), Project Share, along with many other programs.
Our Heating Assistance Program is designed to encourage regular utility payments, promote energy awareness, and educate participants on the reduction of energy usage. This is accomplished through energy efficiency and client education. Other services may also be available through this program such as: furnace repair, emergency reconnection and fuel delivery, blankets, as well as heaters.
2011 Energy Assistance Quick Facts
5,422 families received energy assistance services
2,618 were senior citizens on fixed incomes
2,099 were people with disabilities
183 furnaces were replaced
236 people participated in energy education to learn great tools for reducing energy costs
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