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Accession Number PB2012-114611
Title Home Energy Assistance for Low-Income Occupants of Manufactured Homes.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 29p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In 2005, the most recent year for which complete data were available, occupants of older manufactured homes paid over twice as much on average per square foot for energy---$1.75 per square foot as compared with $0.87---as was paid by occupants of detached homes. Annual energy expenditures for older manufactured homes--about 906 square feet on average--were about $1,369, compared with detached homes--about 2,919 square feet on average--were about $2,060. Energy expenditures--both per square foot and annually--varied significantly by region reflecting regional differences in the types and costs of fuels commonly used to heat and cool homes, income levels, and climate, among other things. In 2005, LIHEAP provided more assistance on a per square foot basis--about $0.33 per square foot--to occupants of older manufactured homes than to those of detached homes--about $0.20 per square foot. However, this assistance covers slightly less of the annual energy expenditures of occupants of older manufactured homes than occupants of detached homes--15 and 17 percent, respectively. Based on our analysis of EIA's RECS data, we estimate that about 3 percent of LIHEAP funds--about $57 million--spent in 2005 were used to assist occupants of older manufactured homes.
Keywords Cooling
Costs
Energy consumption
Energy efficiency
Federal assistance programs
Fuels
Heating
Low income groups
Mobile homes
Occupants


 
Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
91E - Housing
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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