Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty Meas
TIF projects should only be used when evidence shows that:
Policymakers should establish rights and protections for customers who face possible termination of service.
Policymakers should prohibit fees for the disconnection or reconnection of customers. If fees are allowed, they should be based on actual utility costs.
Policymakers should ensure strong consumer protections against unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices related to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans.
State policymakers should establish a definition of “universal service” for the energy industry that is similar to the one in the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Policymakers should create assistance programs to ensure that all households with low incomes can afford adequate water and sewer service. These programs should be fully funded.
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA.
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should not penalize people unable to pay civil or criminal fees or fines due to poverty.