Low-income households endured two winters of the coronavirus pandemic and brutal cold. And now they are sweating under near-record heat and historic inflation.

In response, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Aug. 1 announced the rollout of electric and gas utility bill credits for low-income families. The majority of $567 million dedicated to help low-income electric and gas utility customers pay off past utility bills will be reflected on customers’ August bills.

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