The Energy Resource Center
No one should ever have to make the choice between turning up the heat and putting food on the table. The Energy Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps income-qualified families maintain a safe and healthy quality of life by making critical energy efficiency improvements to their homes. These energy improvements help families save money they can put towards medicine, food, and other vital living expenses.
Life doesn’t ask permission
When times get tough, our neighbors deserve an ally that eases their home energy struggles so they can stop worrying and get back to living.
A survey of low-income households revealed these adverse responses to high energy bills
[source : National Energy Assistance Directors Association]
Went without food for at least one day
Went without medical or dental care
Didn't fill prescription or took reduced dose
average reduction in annual utility bill for the 1,500 homes served by ERC last year
Lifetime energy savings potential per household
estimated eligible households in the 13 counties that ERC serves