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LIHWA Utility-CAA Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Maria Caballero Rubio
09:28
Maria Caballero - Centro
Linda Carter
11:24
Linda from City of Pendleton
Patty Wilson
11:31
Patty Wilson, NeighborImpact
Carla Nielson
11:32
Carla Nielson representing Multnomah Co
NAYALIT TORREBLANCA
11:36
Nikki from City of Independence
Larissa Gangle
11:44
Larissa Gangle from City of Halsey
Linda Fisher
24:09
Are the mandated priorities required to be followed in that order? With a floor/ceiling, it is unlikely that there will be enough for low income households (which tend to senior/disabled from what EA shows us) that are in arrears or current.
Lori Scharton
25:01
The templates are a great idea! Thank you!
Carla Nielson
32:00
Water template, will there be one and what will that look like
Stephanie Talbott
34:58
Is the prioritization weighted? Will OHCS provide us with tools to prioritize our waitlists?
Stephanie Talbott
37:19
Actually, I see now, not weighted
Yvette Davis
42:55
can you pay more than the past due?
max norman
43:19
Are credits left over after assistance out of the question?
Neha Subramanyam
45:23
Is there a link available to the online manual you just referenced?
Jordan Rooklyn
46:10
If a household is participating in LIHEAP, are they or can they be automatically enrolled in LIWHAP? Apologies if I missed this in the presentation.
Linda Fisher
46:19
Will the power point and/or recording be available?
Linda Fisher
46:58
Outreach to clients?
Sheri Gutierrez
48:31
Like with LIHEAP, will there be express enrollment available if someone has received LIHEAP within the same PY?
Linda Carter
48:34
Does the service provider do the paper work and apply for the funding that is allocated to them. Our provider is CAPECO.
Linda Fisher
51:08
If households accrue arrears/gets disconnected and it goes to them first or they get more, how is that equitable to a household that makes a $25 payment each month even if they are lower income and/or possibly have e greater need based on poeverty level?
Jordan Rooklyn
53:18
We've done outreach via utility bill inserts - this seems to get the most traction/engagement directly from customers.
Linda Fisher
54:04
We are already getting calls daily asking for water assistance because they heard it is here.
Linda Fisher
54:57
We partner with every senior program in Clackamas County to assist with outreach, help clients apply, etc.
Stephanie Talbott
58:30
Can a LIHEAP vendor agreement have an addendum for utilities that provide both energy and water?
Tacy Steele
01:00:02
If we already have vendor agreements can that work, or will we need new ones even if they are with the same organizations (e.g. Community Action).
Cherry Haas
01:08:34
Will our CAC be able to use a general attorney review of the agreement so the individual cities don't each have to pay for an attorney review?
Stephanie Talbott
01:11:47
Will CAPs have to provide Implementation Reports?
Jennifer Cuellar (she/ella)
01:14:29
Is this funding out of one of the components of the larger 1.9 trillion ARPA funding?
Sheri Gutierrez
01:19:26
I have been able to chat with 2 of my service area vendors during this meeting and I am stoked to do some additional outreach to more utility vendors in my service area
Yvette Davis
01:19:59
where can I find the income guildelines?
Joy Aldrich (OHCS)
01:21:51
Yvette - we will be using the following guidelines as used in LIHEAP. They will be the same as LIHWA. These are current for Program Year 2021. They will change as of October 1, 2021.
Joy Aldrich (OHCS)
01:21:52
https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/energy-weatherization/Pages/utility-bill-payment-assistance.aspx
Joy Aldrich (OHCS)
01:22:54
The guidelines are found in the drop-down menu under "eligibility requirements."
Joy Aldrich (OHCS)
01:24:44
LIHWA website: https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/energy-weatherization/Pages/Low-Income-Household-Water-Assistance-Program.aspx
NAYALIT TORREBLANCA
01:26:29
Would there be a possibility to receive an e-mail notifying us that this help is available? We usually send community members to our county for assistance.
Linda Fisher
01:29:25
It is also important to note that not every agency will have funds at the same time even though funds may be "here in the state" as some must go through process
NAYALIT TORREBLANCA
01:30:28
Would you recommend we get ahold of our county to make sure they help us out and keep us in mind?
Yvette Davis
01:30:59
is there a utility moratorium?
Heidi Rietman
01:33:57
Thank you