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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Program Funding & Functions
Tracy Rice
Hickory Ridge Mall - Community Services Section
Corner of Winchester and Hickory Hill
Memphis, TN  38115

Ph: (901) 222-4315
Fax: (901) 222-4314

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
New Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) applicants will need to apply on October 1 instead of July 1. Administration of the federal program designed to assist households of low income pay utility bills will be transferred from the  Tennessee Department of Human Services to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) effective October 1, 2013.

Read about LIHEAP Program Transition to THDA

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by Shelby County Community Services Agency and is funded by Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA). The program is designed to assist eligible households in meeting the rising cost of home energy. LIHEAP has two programs that operate consecutively: Regular Assistance Program (EA) and Energy Crisis Program (EC).

Each Program requires that the household falls within 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and starts on October 1st through September 30th of each program fiscal year.

If granting benefits, priority is given to the household with the lowest income, highest energy burden and vulnerable household.  The program provides up to $600 and until funds are exhausted.


Regular Assistance (EA) provides assistance to any household that provide a utility account and the household income falls within the 150% of the federal income guideline.

Emergency Assistance (EC) provides assistance to any household that has received a cut-off notice, have elderly, disable, and children under 6 years of age or have experienced an uncontrollable circumstance maybe eligible.

Print  Application, Grievance Procedures and Title VI listed below:

LIHEAP Program Guidelines
LIHEAP Application
LIHEAP Grievance and Title VI Procedures 

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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