Low Income Home Energy Assistance
A household’s total gross annual income must not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
- To assist with a one time yearly payment to help offset the high cost of heating.
- To assist with a one time yearly payment to help offset the high cost of cooling.
Explanation of Services
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A one-time payment for heating is made for eligible households. For home delivered fuel, a voucher is sent to the vendors authorizing delivery of fuel. For electric and natural gas, a payment is made directly to the utility companies. A one-time payment for cooling is made for eligible households. Payments are sent directly to the utility companies.
Number of Persons Served
There are approximately 4,000 families assisted yearly.
Source of Funding
Federal funds are made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Scott and Union counties.
For More Information Please Contact: Kathy Hicks at (865) 691-2551 Ext. 4227 or by E-mail at KHicks@ethra.org.