Energy & Water Assistance

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Multnomah County Energy Assistance

Last update: Friday, February 21, 2019

 

Agencies

El Programa Hispano Católico
Appointments available? NO

Human Solutions
Appointments available? YES
Human Solutions will be accepting walk ins Monday-Friday, starting Monday, February 25, 2019 from 9am-11:45am and 1pm-3:45pm until capacity is reached for Pacific Power and NW Natural Gas customers. Walk ins will be accepted at 124 NE 181st Avenue, Portland OR, 97230. Please bring photo ID's for all household members age 18 and older, social security numbers for all household members, proof of income for everyone in the household receiving income for the last 30 days and current utility bill. Also bring Social
Security Income and/or Disability award letter for 2019 if applicable and EBT cards if you are receiving cash assistance. Same day appointments are not guaranteed.

Impact NW
Appointments available? YES
Impact NW accepts walk ins every Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm until capacity is reached for NW Natural Gas and heating fuel (oil and propane) customers. Walk ins will be accepted at 10055 E Burnside Street, Portland OR, 97216. Please bring your current bill, photo ID for all household members age 18 and older, social security cards for all household members who have one and proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days.

IRCO Africa House
Appointments available? NO

IRCO Asian Family Center
Appointments available? NO

Latino Network
Appointments available? YES
The Latino Network opens its energy line every Tuesday from 9:30am until capacity is reached for PGE, Pacific Power, NW Natural Gas, and heating fuel (oil, wood, and propane) customers. Please call (503) 208-2174 and leave a message with your first and last name and a working phone number. Please note that due to high call volume, some callers may not be able to reach the message line. If you are unable to get through, please keep trying or call back the following Tuesday after 9:30am.

All energy appointments scheduled through the energy line will be located at the Rockwood location at 312 SE 165th Avenue, Gresham, OR 97233. The following documents will be required: photo ID for all household members age 18 and older, social security cards for all household members who have one, current utility bill, and proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days. Also bring Social Security Income or Disability award letter for 2018 if applicable and EBT cards if you are receiving TANF. For income eligibility information, please visit: https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/Pages/energy-weatherization-oregon-income-guidelines.aspx

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Appointments available? NO

Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI)
Appointments available? YES
SEI will be accepting walk ins for NW Natural customers on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 9am-11am and 1:30pm-3pm. Walk ins will be accepted at 4803 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211. Please bring IDs for all adults 18+. social security cards for everyone in the household, current utility bill and 30 days income verification for all adults in the household.

St. Vincent de Paul
Appointments available? YES
St Vincent de Paul is currently accepting walk-ins for energy assistance for electric, natural gas (for heating), and water bills Monday-Friday 8:30am-noon and 1pm-4pm. Walk in to make an appointment to apply for one-time help. Some applicants will not be able to get an appointment, and assistance is for emergencies only which means service must be off, or the applicant must have used up all other options to avoid having the service turned off. Same-day appointments are often not available, depending on the number of other applicants on a given day. Appointments are given on a first-come first-served basis. No appointments are taken by phone. Neither an appointment nor an application interview guarantees assistance. SVDP verifies applicant's account details directly with the service provider. May refer clients to other agencies. Documentation needed includes Photo ID, printed utility bill matching applicant's name and address, shut-off notice. Social Security card not required. If your utility uses "paperless billing," print a copy of your bill before arriving to apply.The address is 8101 SE Cornwell Street, Portland OR 97206. Limited funds available.


City of Portland Water Discount Program


***Please note that Portland Water Bureau Bill Discount Funds are available year-round and are not tied to Energy Assistance Funds ***

Customers responsible for paying a Portland Water Bureau residential sewer/stormwater/water bill, and whose household income is less than 60% of the Portland Median Family Income (MFI), may be eligible for a discount on their bill.  MFI is according to household size and income and can be found on the below application and here).  Eligible customers experiencing a crisis may also receive up to $500 in assistance once every 12 months.

Payment arrangements are also available for customers, regardless of household income.

There are multiple ways to enroll in the bill discount program:

1) Contact the Community Service Center in your area. You will need to provide the following documents: current bill, IDs for anyone over age 18 in the household, and proof of income for everyone in the household for the last 30 days.

  • Human Solutions: Walk in to 124 NE 181st Avenue, Portland 97230 Monday-Friday 9am-11:45am and 1pm-4pm. Does not guarantee same-day appointments. You may call 503-548-0217 and leave a message to request to have an application sent by mail or to schedule an appointment.

  • IRCO Africa House: Call 503-235-9396 or walk in to 631 NE 102nd Avenue, Portland 97220 Monday-Friday 8:30am-noon.

  • IRCO Asian Family Center: Call 503-235-9396 or walk in to 8040 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland 97213 Monday-Friday 8:30am-noon.

  • Impact NW: Walk in to 10055 E Burnside Street, Portland 97216 Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Call 503-721-1740 for more information.

  • Latino Network: Call 503-283-6881 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and leave a message with your name and phone number to request an appointment.

  • Native American Youth and Family Center: Call 503-288-8177 ext. 297 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and leave a message with your name and phone number to request an appointment.

  • Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI): Walk in to 4803 NE 7th Avenue, Portland 97211 Tuesday 9am-3pm. Once capacity has been reached, no more walk-ins will be accepted for the day. Bring photocopies of all required documents. Call 503-240-0828 for more information.

  • El Programa Hispano Católico: Call 503-669-8350 Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm to verify eligibility and schedule an appointment.

2) Apply directly through the Water Bureau electronically by filling out the Online Financial Assistance Application.

3) Print and fill out the Printable Financial Assistance Application.

4) Request documents to be mailed to you from Customer Service at (503) 823-7770 or pwbcustomerservice@portlandoregon.gov.

If you are already enrolled in the City of Portland Water Discount Program and need to access your annual crisis voucher, please call the Water Bureau at 503-823-7770. You will need to pay a portion of your bill to receive assistance.  Please also directly contact the Water Bureau if you are interested in making a payment arrangement.







If you are already enrolled in the City of Portland Water Discount Program and need to access your annual crisis voucher, please call the Water Bureau at 503-823-7770. You will need to pay a portion of your bill to receive assistance.