OVO’s Energy Assistance Program helps low-income Hoosiers meet the high cost of home heating and cooling. We provide over 5,000 households each year with assistance in paying gas and electric bills and purchasing wood, propane, and other bulk fuels. We coordinate multiple funding resources such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), and Duke Share the Light to maximize the benefits provided to residents.
OVO also provides Energy Education to participants to teach them ways in which to increase energy efficiency within their homes and decrease their energy costs. OVO endeavors to prevent utility disconnection, to restore services after disconnection, and to provide emergency pledges to vendors for out-of-fuel households. Our goal is that all residents in our communities are able to enjoy adequate heating.