Are you a resident of Mississippi and having difficulty paying your home energy bills? If so, you may be eligible for the Mississippi Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program is designed to help low-income households cover their utility costs and keep their families safe and healthy. To be eligible for LIHEAP, you must meet certain income criteria. If you or any of your family members are enrolled in other benefit programs such as SNAP, SSI, or TANF, you automatically meet the eligibility requirement.
The program is available in George, Harrison and Jackson Counties. The Alcorn County Electric Power Association, Entergy, Atmos Energy, Mississippi Power, Columbus Light and Water, Tupelo Water and Lights and Mississippi Valley Gas are all partners with LIHEAP to help low-income households in Mississippi. Community Action of South Mississippi also provides federally funded assistance to manage costs associated with household energy bills, energy crises, climate control, and minor energy-related home repairs. The LIHEAP program will also pay for the installation of the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures after an energy audit of a qualified resident's home.
If you think you may qualify for the Mississippi Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, contact your local utility provider or Community Action of South Mississippi to learn more about the program and how to apply.