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LIHEAP Report to Congress Total Percent of Assisted 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-13. Total percent of LIHEAP assisted households with at least one
member who is elderly, disabled, or a young child, FY 20081

 

Household characteristic

Type of assistance 2

Heating Cooling Winter/year- round crisis Summer crisis Weatherization
  (Percent of households)

Elderly

31.8%

39.5%

18.7%

28.1%

36.8%

Disabled

32.3

38.9

27.9

34.3

30.1

Young child

21.2

20.3

27.3

25.9

19.3


1 The definitions of “elderly,” “disabled,” and “young child” are as follows:  “Elderly” refers to a person who is 60 years old or older, “disabled” varies
from State to State, and “young child” is a person who is five years old or younger. A household could have members that were reported in more than
one of the three groups of households.

2 National percents are calculated for those States which reported complete data, by type of LIHEAP assistance. Appendix A, Table A-1 indicates
the percent of assisted households for which uniform data were provided. Uniform data on households classified by eldery, disabled, or young children
ranged from 93 percent for weatherization asssistance to 100 percent for cooling and summer crisis assistance.