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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on Energy Assistance for New York State Families

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that New York State residents will receive $326 million from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, more than any other state. The program allows families to pay for heat and electricity in the winter.

“In the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, New York State families have an invaluable resource for keeping warm – and therefore safe – in the cold months of winter. We know that this program continues to save lives, in part by precluding risky attempts to stay warm by, for example, sleeping in the kitchen with the oven door open, which sometimes unintentionally results in a fire. I encourage anyone who needs assistance paying for heat or electricity to contact the New York City Human Resources Administration about the Home Energy Assistance Program,” said Congresswoman Clarke, who has worked to protect energy assistance programs from Republicans in Congress.

To contact the New York City Human Resources Administration about the Home Energy Assistance Program, call (800) 692-0557 or visit http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/energy-assistance.page  

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the Committee on Ethics and the Committee of Small Business in the House of Representatives, proudly represents Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, Park Slope, Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.

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