Low-Income Assistance

Jake Savitz / 90.5 WESA

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has approved a moratorium on water shutoffs to help low-income residents who rely on radiators in the winter months. Shutoffs for customers 250 percent below the federal poverty level will be barred from Dec. 1 to March 30.

PWSA interim executive director Bob Weimar said this is the first step in creating fair-payment policies within the authority.

Toby Talbot / AP

Heating bills may be the last thing on your mind as the temperature edges into the '90s, but federal officials are debating how much should be set aside to fund the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program.