This is the time of year when many energy customers seek help with their utility bills. Here is some good news and information to point you in the right direction.
The deadline to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is extended from April 30 to May 31, 2017. The extension applies to heating assistance, cooling assistance and emergency assistance.
Atlantic City Electric has a new program to help financially strapped customers. Eligibility for the Helping Hands Program will be determined on an individual basis and household income should not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Limit. The program will be administered by the following four organizations:
- People for People Foundation of Gloucester County 856-579-7561
- New Jersey SHARES 866-657-4273
- Affordable Housing Alliance 732-389-2204 or 732-982-8710
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden 856-342-4100 or your local Catholic Charities office.
The most popular New Jersey Community Resources page this past week has been
Avoiding Utility Shutoffs in New Jersey.