2.9 : Low-Income Housing




2.9.1 Program Definitions
DOE Weatherization: Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program
DOE Weatherization Eligible Households: Households with incomes at or below 125% of the Federal poverty level,
which varies by family size; however, a State may instead elect to use the LIHEAP income standard if its State LIHEAP
income standard is at least 125% of the Federal poverty level. Data listed in this chapter include previously weatherized
units. DOE Weatherization Eligible Households are a subset of Federally Eligible Households.
DOE Weatherization Recipient Households: Households that have received weatherization under DOE Weatherization funding.
Federally Eligible Households: Households with incomes below the Federal maximum standard of 150% to 200% of the poverty line
or 60% of the State median income, whichever is higher.
HHS: Department of Health and Human Services
LIHEAP: HHS's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LIHEAP Eligible Households: Households with incomes below the Federal maximum poverty income level, i.e., 150% of the Federal
poverty guidelines or 75% of State median income, whichever is higher.
LIHEAP Recipient Households: Households that received fuel subsidies for home heating, cooling, or energy crisis benefits in the
year previous to a particular household survey.









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Sources:

ORNL, Scope of the Weatherization Assistance Program: Profile of the Population in Need, Mar. 1994, p. 1.2 for Weatherization eligible, Weatherization recipient, and LIHEAP eligible households


HHS, LIHEAP Report to Congress FY 2001, Feb. 2003, Table E-1, p. 105 and Figure 1, p. iii for LIHEAP recipient household

Department of Energy, What is the Weatherization Program, p. 2, Feb. 2009