Financial Shock Articles

LMI Households Face Obstacles to Achieving Energy Efficiency

Low- and Middle-Income (LMI) households have historically faced obstacles to becoming more energy efficient, despite the outsized impact efficiency measures would have for this population. Low-income households pay more than 7 percent of their income on energy bills,...

Severe Energy Burdens Weigh Heavily on Low-to-Moderate Income Households

A quarter of all U.S. households and two-thirds of low-income households have high energy burdens, meaning they spend more than 6 percent of their annual income on energy costs, and two out of five low-income households have severe energy burdens, meaning that they...

Oklahoma Man Receives Furnace Repair

After Five Winters Without Heat, Oklahoma Man Receives Furnace Repair Larry H. of Dewey, Oklahoma, had spent five years without a working furnace. “It just quit, and I couldn’t figure out why,” he said. The plains winters are cold, and Larry fended them off with the...

HomeServe Lends a Helping Hand to Homeowners in Need

During the holidays, many of us are looking for ways to lend a helping hand to our friends and neighbors, and HomeServe is no exception – and we take that giving spirit with us throughout the year. Our HomeServe Cares Foundation and Customer First Program provide pro...