As winter's coldest months close in, the government today released more than $845 million in home heating cost subsidies to help older adults and low-income residents stay warm in their homes.
Funding to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) was sliced from $4.7 billion last year to $2.57 billion for 2012, cutting off thousands of people from receiving home heating aid at a time when requests for assistance reached unprecedented levels.
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