< Back to Search

LIHEAP Report to Congress Average Percent Offset for Recipient Households for FY 2008

LIHEAP Report to Congress Selected Tables for FY 2008

Published: May 21, 2012
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Publications/Reports, Report to Congress, Annual Report

Table III-6. Average percent offset of annual residential and heating costs for LIHEAP
recipient households, nationally and by census region, FY 2008 1

 

Census region Average LIHEAP household residential energy costs2 Average LIHEAP household heating costs2 Average LIHEAP benefit for heating costs3 Percent of residential energy costs offset by LIHEAP benefit4 Percent of heating costs offset by LIHEAP benefit5

Total

$2,104

$839

$363

17.3%

43.3%

Northeast

2,750

1,260

398

14.5

31.6

Midwest

1,954

842

391

20.0

46.4

South

1,932

536

237

12.3

44.2

West 6

1,312

419

411

31.3

98.0


 

1 LIHEAP fuel assistance is not intended to pay or offset the entire home energy costs of low income households. The experiences of individual
LIHEAP recipient households may vary widely from the estimates of average residential energy costs, heating costs, and percent offset.

2 Adjusted weighted averages from the 2005 RECS.

3 The average benefit was calculated by dividing the sum of State estimates of obligated funds for heating and winter/year-round crisis assistance
by an estimate of the number of households receiving heating and/or winter/year-round crisis assistance.

4 LIHEAP fuel assistance is intended to assist eligible households with that portion of residential energy used for home energy,i.e., home heating or
cooling.

5 Percent offset of cooling costs by LIHEAP fuel assistance is not available.

6 Percent of heating costs offset by LIHEAP benefit includes the benefits of four States that either provided combined heating and cooling assistance
or made no differentiation between heating and cooling assistance.