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Air Conditioning Utility Allowances for Public Housing Meeting with : U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Entergy Services, Inc. December.

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1 Air Conditioning Utility Allowances for Public Housing Meeting with : U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Entergy Services, Inc. December 2002

2 Home cooling is no longer considered an energy luxury.

3 Hot weather is as deadly, if not more so, than cold weather.

4 Even paying cooling bills does not make public housing costs in warm weather states unreasonably high. Low-Income Heating + Cooling Costs b Northeast: $558 (includes $39 cooling) b Midwest: $491(includes $63 cooling) b South: $446 (includes $174 cooling) b West: $274 (includes $68 cooling) Source LIHEAP Home Energy Notebook for FY 2000 Table A5c and A6

5 Air conditioning is not merely a luxury, it is a health and safety protection. According to the Center for Disease Control, air conditioning is the number-one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. Not even electric fans provide protection against heat-related illness: Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Air conditioning is the strongest protective factor against heat-related illness. Exposure to air conditioning for even a few hours a day will reduce the risk for heat-related illness. One study concluded flatly that air-conditioning has the effect of reducing heat-related mortality in U.S. cities. In New York City alone, for example, 21% of all heat-related deaths that occurred between 1964 and 1988 could have been avoided by air conditioning. National Fuel Funds Network When Weather Kills (June 2002)

6 Entergy requests that HUD take the following actions: b HUD should agree to pay for air conditioning and cooling consumption on same basis as heating. b At a minimum, HUD should agree that in communities where air conditioning penetration reaches 70%, HUD will pay air conditioning costs. b HUD should issue an immediate directive explaining that HUDs ban on payment of air conditioning costs is not a ban on cooling costs and directing that LHAs promulgate separate cooling utility allowances.

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