CPSP Looks at the Poverty Impacts of the Trump Administration's Proposal to Eliminate the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The CPSP estimated the poverty effects of President Trump’s March 2017 proposal to eliminate the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, that helps low income households pay their utility bills and keep the heat on in the winter. We found that eliminating LIHEAP would move more than 200,000 people into poverty, hurting the rural poor the most.  Read our brief to learn more.