New York, NY– November 8 – Single Stop, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income individuals and families access vital resources and services, has expanded its benefit screener with the addition of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is a federally funded program that assists low-income households with their energy bills, including expenses such as heating and cooling, furnace repairs or replacements, and insulation improvements.
According to the Rocky Mountain Institute, “low-income families spend a larger percentage of their annual income- three times more on average- on energy costs than other non-low-income families,” – and with soaring energy costs, low-income families face ever greater economic burdens. However, a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study found that a significant number of eligible households do not sign up for LIHEAP.
“Rising energy costs are squeezing many households financially, requiring families to make tough choices between choosing many essential services,” said Martin Hanna, President and CEO of Single Stop. “As we head into winter, adding LIHEAP as one of the benefits Single Stop screens for will provide critical financial support to families so they are safe and comfortable in their homes.”
Single Stop is a powerful tool that connects individuals and families to a range of benefits and services, including food assistance, healthcare, housing assistance, and more. By answering a few simple questions, users can quickly discover the benefits they may be eligible for and receive guidance on applying.
The addition of LIHEAP to Single Stop’s benefit screener represents another crucial advancement in the organization’s mission to address financial challenges and enhance the well-being of individuals and families with limited economic resources.
About Single Stop
A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, Single Stop’s mission is to equip others to build pathways to an economically sustainable future by leveraging partnerships and technology to connect people to valuable resources. By combining their community networks and cutting-edge technology, Single Stop’s unique one-stop-shop model helps organizations provide their clients with centralized access to tools essential for building a pathway to a sustainable future.
Single Stop is a company of The Fedcap Group. Since 1935, The Fedcap Group has developed scalable, innovative, and potentially disruptive solutions to some of society’s most pressing needs. The work of The Fedcap Group is structured within four major areas of practice—workforce development, educational services, health services, and economic development— and delivered through a growing number of top-tier companies—each focused on helping people achieve long-term economic well-being.