Energy Coordinating Agency Launching Water Heater Emergency Fund For Philadelphia Low-Income Families – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s new help for low-income families in Philadelphia who don’t have hot water. The Energy Coordinating Agency is establishing a water heater emergency fund.

The money will be used to replace water heaters for families who may not be able to afford new ones.

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Grants from the state, along with two local non-profit organizations, help pay for the heaters.

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Senator Sharif Street and other local officials held a news conference at the Energy Coordinating Agency’s headquarters on Block 100 of Clearfield Avenue on Friday afternoon.

“This program will increase the safety and affordability of homes for low-income families and help preserve the transfer of generational wealth as gentrification continues to transform Philadelphia’s landscape and diversity. Additionally, we will be installing heat pump water heaters that will help our city meet its electrification goals,” said Sen. Street.

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ECA’s heating hotline receives numerous calls every week from low-income families without hot water.

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