Inflation Is Making It Difficult For Families To Cool Homes During Summer Heat Waves

DENVER, Colorado — The hot summer months have been hard on many American families. “I’m worried to hear that one of our families passed away because of it,” said Mayra Avina, the family support services manager for Focus Points Family Resource Center.

To survive extreme heat, people in many parts of the country need cooling systems. It’s something many low-income families struggle to afford.

Luke Iderton is the deputy director of Energy Outreach Colorado, an organization that provides affordable energy assistance to those who are income-qualified. They also work with other nonprofits in Colorado.

“I think where we’re most concerned are the dangerous choices that a lot of income-qualified consumers are faced with right now, and that obviously can be a choice between paying your utility bill, purchasing medicine, or purchasing food, or paying rent and keeping yourself and your family housed,” Ilderton said.  CLICK TO CONTINUE TO READ THE FULL STORY


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