AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — Earlier this week, the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency announced it had run out of funding for its Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).“This funding is vital to ensure low-income residents can afford their utilities – which have been increasing all over our district and the country due to this Administration’s failed energy policies,” said Cong. Flores.
“Roughly 2,900 unprocessed applications will go unfunded if this is not remedied, and another 1,400 are in processing and awaiting funding… This is simply not acceptable,” said the Congresswoman.
LIHEAP has assisted over 6,000 Hidalgo families this calendar year, with each family receiving approximately $1,000, depending on their need.
For 2022, HHS made $6 million dollars available to the county, but with 3 months left in the year further aid is needed.
- The letter can be READ HERE
An answer Flores's letter has been requested by this coming Monday, oOctober 10th.
Flores said she also sent a copu of the letter to the U.S. Department of Energy for awareness.