Winter can be a hard time of year, especially with high utility bills. These Allegheny County utility assistance resources may be able to help. Whether you need help with gas, electric, or water, these programs can help you find a way to keep your services turned on. If you are an immigrant and need help connecting to any of these resources, send us your information or call and leave a message in the language you are most comfortable speaking at 412-742-4200.
LIHEAP (Low Income Heat & Energy Assistance Program) opened November 1st to offer small grants to families and individuals to help pay gas and electric bills. See if you’re eligible and apply online, in person at your local County Assistance Office, by paper application via mail, or by calling 412-562-0330 or 866-857-7095.
For heating or electric crises, such as broken equipment, utility shutoff, leaking lines, or no fuel, you may be able to get help through LIHEAP Crisis. Call 412-770-3677 or visit your County Assistance Office for more info.
You may also be eligible for your utility company’s Customer Assistance Program. Call the customer service number listed for your utility company below to see how you can apply.
- Columbia Gas
- Peoples Natural Gas
- West Penn Power
- Duquesne Light
- Pennsylvania American Water H2O (Help to Others)
- Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
- ALCOSAN Assistance Program
If you still need help, after applying for LIHEAP and your utility company’s assistance program, you may be eligible for assistance through the Dollar Energy Fund. Use this map to find a community organization near you to call.
You can also check out this list of additional resources that may be able to help you pay utility bills.