Utah Now Offers Air-Conditioning Aid Through HEAT Program
Those sweating utility bills as a result of the scorching summer temperatures may qualify for assistance through HEAT — the Home Energy Assistance Target program from the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
“Following record June heat, many households may have already noticed an increase in their energy bills,” a press release from workforce services states. “Fortunately, Utah’s Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) program now provides year-round energy assistance so that eligible households can get help with cooling costs.”
According to the press release, qualified households must earn below 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $39,750 annually for a family of four. HEAT assistance is prioritized by the highest energy burden in relation to the household income while considering vulnerable individuals such as young children and disabled and/or elderly family members. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.
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