Low income program still benefiting million-dollar households

Original at KXANAUSTIN (KXAN) — A city program meant to provide utility bill discounts for those in need is still giving money to customers who live in million-dollar homes.

City leaders were first alerted about program pitfalls more than a year ago, and Thursday, we learned only some wealthy Austin Energy customers have been removed from its Customer Assistance Program (CAP).

“There is only so much money that is dedicated to the poor people, so it needs to go to the right people for the right reason,” consumer advocate Paul Robbins said.

KXAN first sat down with Robbins and Austin Energy about the issue in December 2014.

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