Publication Date: August 2008
Publisher: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Heather Long; Richard Kogan
Research Area: Social conditions
Keywords: Economic projections; Housing assistance; Federal budget; Economic inequality
President Bush has threatened to veto additional home energy assistance funding for low-income households this winter. Without the additional funding, which is needed to offset a 40 percent increase in home heating costs, large numbers of low-income Americans will suffer extensive hardship this winter.
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