Many Hoosiers can't heat their homes in the upcoming winter months, because of the expense. But this year alone, over $28 million was directed to Indiana's Energy Assistance Program.
It provides low-income families, often at-risk to be foreclosed upon, with funds to pay utility bills.
"This is really Indiana's effort to try to keep people in their homes and avoid foreclosure, which is really the purpose of this lawsuit and the settlement, so I think Indiana had a unique opportunity and we took it," says Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.
The money stems from a settlement that Zoeller entered into, with five of the nation’s largest banks, over their foreclosure abuses and mortgage practices.