Rep. Brad Klippert reminds residents of state and federal resources for utility assistance

Rep. Brad Klippert reminds residents of state and federal resources for utility assistance

As winter takes hold, Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, is urging eligible residents to learn more about available utility-assistance programs. Programs include the Washington Utility and Transportation Commission's Keep Warm Washington and the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

“There are many families in our community struggling to make ends meet, and the cold weather combined with high energy costs makes it even harder to do so,” said Klippert. “These programs help a lot of people stay warm and I hope those who need it are able to benefit from them.”

In Washington state, LIHEAP assists households whose incomes are at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. The program is designed to help these families keep their heat on, especially those households most vulnerable, such as the elderly, the disabled, and households with young children.

Klippert, a Benton County Sheriff's deputy and school resource officer, noted that lending a helping hand is something Washingtonians are known for.

“Our community does a tremendous job of coming together and reaching out to help those in need. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with members of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 598 to help a family without running water get the plumbing services they desperately needed. This is yet another example of our community members stepping up and helping their neighbors in need. I am particularly grateful for the hard work of Randi Walli, his apprentices, all the members of Local 598 and all my fellow law enforcement officers for their dedication to our community and their extra attention to community service,” Klippert said.

For more information on these services, please contact Klippert's office by phone at (360) 786-7882 or email at


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