LIHEAP Helps College Students Keep the Lights On

LIHEAP Helps College Students Keep the Lights On

As part of a routine student government debate happening on the campus of Temple University, a spotlight turned toward an infrequently discussed demographic of LIHEAP: college students. Many students have increasingly been relying on the program in recent years as they struggle to finish their degrees. Trends like low-paying part-time jobs and low-income housing as backdrops to the struggling college student journey is nothing new, but the trend of university and college students applying for LIHEAP is on the uptick in recent years.

West Virginia Senior Praises the LIHEAP-Weatherization Combo

West Virginia Senior Praises the LIHEAP-Weatherization Combo

Long conceptual bedfellows and literal lifesavers, the reliability and proven results of an energy assistance program that utilizes both a short term – LIHEAP – and longer term – Weatherization Assistance (WAP) – solution plan on any single dwelling or broader community, say in the instance of an apartment community where all units are involved, have proven time and again to be a powerful combination with permanent relief for affected households.