The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income people pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants. People need not have an unpaid bill to receive energy assistance. People can receive this money without being on welfare. For more information call 1-866-857-7095.
If you want to call the utility company directly call
(215) 787-HEAT (4328). for PGW and ask about their Customer Responsibility Program (CRP) or CRISIS grants for low income people or
1-800-344-3574 for PECO.
PECO Assistance Programs
LIHEAP info Spanish
LIHEAP Application Spanish
UESF provides grants to income eligible families who have applied already to LIHEAP but are at risk to have their utilities terminated or have a notice of shut off. Call 215-972-5170 for more information.
Free energy check-up and FREE energy-saving items (bulbs, fire alarm, even major appliances) for lower income Philadelphia residents. To see if you qualify, click here
About the new TAP program:
CLS provides free legal advise and counsel to clients to help resolve disputes with PECO, PGW, and PWD. For CENTER CITY: 215-981-3700 North Philadelphia Law Center:215-227-2400 for more information.
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COMPASS–Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services–is a web site that allows individuals and community based organizations access to screen for, apply for, and renew a broad range of social programs including Food Stamps, Health Care, Cash Assistance ect.-see what your family is eligible for!! ALSO, download myCOMPASS PA app from apple, android to check benefits, upload documents, check status and balances. No more lines!
Helps low income families save on utility bills as well as find ways to cut down on their bills. Operates neighborhood energy services (see link below to find one near you). 106 W Clearfield. Call (215) 988-0929.
Each NEC provides utility payment assistance, education on weatherizing, and minor home repairs. See link below for one in your neighborhood.