Low-income households across the United States face constant challenges in meeting rising utility costs, specifically in maintaining telephone service and paying to heat and cool their homes. This AARP Public Policy Institute report by Ann McLarty Jackson and Neal Walters identifies and describes programs that federal and state governments have mandated, funded, or approved to help low-income households initiate and maintain energy and telephone service. The report facilitates comparisons between and among states and across services. … Back to Article
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