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Federal heating assistance may shrink

Posted Nov 3, 2011 at 10:50 am by Leslie Black-Plumeau

In states like Vermont where so many homes are heated with oil, potential cuts to the federal program that provides assistance to low-income residents could not come at a worse time.   Half of all Vermont homes area heated with oil–far more than the seven percent national average. 

As the cost of oil rises, Vermonters and other New Englanders have found this program, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program  (LIHEAP), critical to covering winter heating bills.

Read more in today’s Burlington Free Press.

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