ACCESS energy programs address the immediate needs as well as long term solutions to save money and reduce energy consumption.
November 12, 2018
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Who does it serve?

Energy assistance programs are designed to assist low-income households pay for a portion of their heating costs to alleviate unmanageable utility bills. Various federal, state and utility grants fund the program.
ACCESS’ housing and utility assistance programs include:
  • Help for low-income families, veterans, seniors and persons with disabilities
  • One-time payment for eligible households towards winter heating bills for all types of heating: electric, natural gas, propane, oil and wood
What does it provide?

Through ACCESS Energy Assistance Programs, eligible households can receive a one-time payment toward (typically once per program year) their energy bill. This is a fuel blind program and help is available for all energy types; electric, natural gas, propane, oil and wood. There is no requirement to be at risk of disconnection. Households just need to be income eligible. Who qualifies?

This program is an equal opportunity program and applicants are protected against discrimination on the grounds of age, race, color, sex, religion, primary language, handicap or national origin in determining the eligibility. Assistance with utility bills is based on the availability of funding and to qualify for assistance you must meet the household income guidelines listed below or at oregon.gov. People can check on the availability of funding or schedule an appointment by calling 541-779-9020. Need more information? Contact ACCESS' Support Services Director

Qualification Guidelines

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