low to moderate income households 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,...

Water Heater Replaced by HomeServe Cares for Okmulgee Woman

Typically, one of the first things Carla S. of Okmulgee, Oklahoma does in the mornings is hop into a hot shower. So, on one August day when the water was only getting lukewarm at best, she knew she had a problem. Sure enough, she ventured into her garage where her hot...

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...

LMI Households Face Obstacles to Achieving Energy Efficiency

Low- and Middle-Income (LMI) households have historically faced obstacles to becoming more energy efficient, despite the outsized impact efficiency measures would have for this population. Low-income households pay more than 7 percent of their income on energy bills,...

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