Low-income Home Energy Assistance Programs: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session ... March 29, 1990, Volume 4

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Page 41 - Act; (5) provide, in a manner consistent with the efficient and timely payment of benefits, that the highest level of assistance will be furnished to those households which have the lowest incomes and the highest energy costs in relation to income...
Page 94 - Association is a national trade association comprised of some 250 natural gas distribution and transmission companies serving over 166 million natural gas consumers throughout the United States.
Page 102 - A recent survey sponsored jointly by AGA, the National Fuel Funds Network and the Edison Electric Institute provides a statistical portrait of the utility fuel fund programs of 121 respondents. The study clearly establishes that utility fuel funds are providing some measure of support for low-income households. In fact, the respondents reported that, since inception of utility fuel fund programs, they have distributed approximately $131.42 million to approximately 857,527 households. (Because many...
Page 101 - Well8' is virtually gone. Further, these monies supplement rather than supplant fuel aid programs. A February 1989 Report by the National Consumer Law Center estimates that 95 percent of all overcharge funds that were available nationwide have now been allocated by the states for a variety of uses. A total of $2.9 billion oil overcharge funds were allocated between 1986 and January, 1989. Of this amount, LIHEAP received only $590 million.
Page 99 - LIHEAP recipients still spend an unduly large portion of their income for energy. Studies have repeatedly shown that low-income families pay a much greater share of their incomes for energy costs than do other families. According to the most recent...
Page 102 - Since the late 1970s, many AGA member companies have created and helped finance private fuel fund programs and weatherization projects in an effort to supplement LIHEAP and other federal programs. A recent survey sponsored jointly by AGA, the National Fuel Funds Network and the Edison Electric Institute provides a statistical portrait of the utility fuel fund programs of 121 respondents. The study clearly establishes that utility fuel funds are providing some measure of support for low-income households.
Page 36 - ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DECEMBER 10, 1987 RELEASE ONLY UPON DELIVERY Food and Drug Administration Rockville MO 20857 Introduction Mr.
Page 96 - Presently, only a small portion of these consumers ' total energy costs is covered by LIHEAP. In its 1988 report, the Northeast Midwest Coalition indicated that for 1987, LIHEAP funds covered only 19.5 percent of the energy costs for eligible households...
Page 106 - US Department of Health and Human Services, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 1988.

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