MLGW rates are low, but still burden low-income residents

By , Guest Columnist Updated: May 04, 2019 3:31 PM CT | Published: May 04, 2019 3:06 PM CT
Guest Columnist

Steve Lockwood

Steve Lockwood is executive director of the Frayser Community Development Corporation, which buys and renovates homes in the Frayser community for sale, lease/purchase and rent, and conducts homebuyer education classes and foreclosure counseling. Prior to joining the nonprofit world, he spent 15 years as a real estate developer specializing in residential rehabs.

There are two reasons low-income families are over-burdened by energy costs: First, much of our housing stock is in poor condition. And second, residents are not well-informed about keeping energy costs down. Heating to 85 degrees in winter while cooling to 68 in the summer is a recipe for bankruptcy.



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