Intergenerational Communities Articles

Furnace Failure Means a Difficult Winter Until Foundation Offers Family Aid

Anita I. and her family had to be innovative to survive a winter after experiencing a furnace failure in their Dunbar, West Virginia, home.   Anita placed small heaters in bedrooms and the living room, but the electric system in the home couldn’t handle any more,...

Air Conditioning Essential As Heat-related Illnesses Rise

Climate change isn’t doing our infrastructure any favors as heat waves melt roofs, roadways and airport runways, burst water mains, kink railway ties and crack bridge supports. The heat also is making us sick. More than 700 people in the U.S. die each year of...

HomeServe Protects A Colorado Resident from the Elements – and an Empty Wallet

On a sunny March day in Aurora, Colorado, Robert Z. noticed that it felt a bit drafty in his home. Upon further investigation, he quickly realized his furnace was not running, and despite his best efforts, it wasn't kicking back on. Although his furnace was not...

Severe Energy Burdens Weigh Heavily on Low-to-Moderate Income Households

A quarter of all U.S. households and two-thirds of low-income households have high energy burdens, meaning they spend more than 6 percent of their annual income on energy costs, and two out of five low-income households have severe energy burdens, meaning that they...