Through a survey with over a hundred residents and a community listening session in North Philadelphia, Esperanza and Community Legal Services confirmed that there is an urgent need for Pennsylvania to expand LIHEAP to include cooling assistance. They also affirm the need for more information available in Spanish to reach Spanish-speaking residents.
These steps are important to help protect residents and our neighborhood from the harmful health impacts of rising temperatures. Hunting Park, like many primarily low-income communities across the United States is disproportionately affected by rising heat in a changing world.
Click below to read the report in English or Spanish.
Click here to contact your elected officials to let them know that you support calls for expanded LIHEAP in Pennsylvania.