UCHRA offering financial assistance with high energy bills

UPPER CUMBERLAND –Each year, many residents across the Upper Cumberland region struggle with the cost of high energy bills. As the region begins experiencing more days of summer-like temperatures, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is reminding residents that funds are still available to assist residents facing high energy bills. 

UCHRA is now taking applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP, a federally funded program, is administered by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and is designed to assist low-income households in meeting home energy needs. 

In order to qualify for LIHEAP assistance, applicants must submit income information, energy usage reports, and other documentation. On average, applicants receive a one-time payment of $350-$650 in LIHEAP assistance 

For more information about LIHEAP assistance, please contact your local UCHRA office or call (931) 528-1127 for more information. 

About Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1973 to be the delivery system for human resources in the fourteen counties of the region. The programs operated by UCHRA initially included job training and transportation. During ensuing years, the UCHRA has expanded to supply a wide range of services that use a combination of funds from federal, state and local organizations.

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