Utility Assistance

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Facing eviction or utility shut off:

 The Philly Tenant Hotline has a guide to your rights as a renter during this pandemic. You can call the hotline for legal assistance: 267-443-2500. Click here to find information and resources about eviction and utility shut-offs.

Energy Assistance Program

Energy Assistance Program information –> Applications for Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) are now open for Winter 2020-21

Apply online at: WWW.COMPASS.STATE.PA.US/
 Call the LIHEAP Hotline at 1-866-857-7095 to request an application.
 Submit an application at the LIHEAP office or your local welfare office.
 Mail or fax your application to the LIHEAP office.
1348 W. Sedgley Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132 FAX: 215-560-2260
You will need:
Names, Dates of Birth, and Proofs of Income for all household
A recent heating bill

Utility Grant Program

Link to the Utility Emergency Services Fund webpage HERE

The Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF) provides financial assistance to low income individuals and families who are facing utility terminations or who have had their utilities shut off. The Utility Grant program is designed to bring a customer’s delinquent account up to date.

How to Apply for UESF:

UESF is a privately funded grant available to income-eligible customers who are behind on their utility bills. It is offered when no other federal aid is available.

The maximum UESF grant amount is $1,500. Customers can apply for grants at designated UESF Intake Sites. Customers are eligible to apply for UESF once every two years.