Energy Assistance

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Multnomah County


Last update: Thursday, September 22, 2016


El Programa Hispano Católico
Appointments available? NO

Human Solutions
Appointments available? YES

Human Solutions' - Powell Office accepts walk-ins Tuesday or Friday 9am-4pm for NW Natural customer. Human Solutions - Rockwood Office accepts walk-ins Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm for NW Natural customers.

Impact NW
Appointments available? YES

Impact NW accepts walk-ins Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm for NW Natural customers. Bring the following if walking in:
-ID cards for everyone in the household 18 years and older
-Social Security cards for everyone in the household
-Proof of income for last 30 days for everyone in the household who works/receives income (if paid on the day of intake, bring check; no bank statements accepted)
-If receiving SSD or SSI, bring Social Security Administration award letter from 2016 (and 2015, if available)
-Current utility bill

Impact NW's address is 10055 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97216.

IRCO Africa House
Appointments available? NO

IRCO Asian Family Center
Appointments available? NO

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

Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI)
Appointments available? YES

SEI accepts walk-ins from City of Portland Water and NW Natural customers on Monday, September 26 to Thursday, September 29 from 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm. Please bring photocopies of picture ID, income verification from the last 30 days for all household members over 18, social security cards for all household members, and current City of Portland Water or NW Natural Gas bill to 4803 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211.

St. Vincent de Paul
Appointments available? YES

St Vincent de Paul is currently accepting walk-ins for people who have a shut off notice for electric, natural gas, or water. The first 20 walk-ins in line at 9am, Monday through Friday, will receive an appointment to determine eligibility for assistance. Financial assistance is only available from St Vincent de Paul once per year and is usually limited to $100. Please bring your most recent utility bill. The address is 8101 SE Cornwell Street, Portland OR 97206. Appointments are first come, first served for the first 20 people, so it is best to arrive before 9am.

City of Portland Water Discount Program

Customers responsible for paying a City of Portland residential sewer/storm water/water bill may be eligible for a quarterly discount on their bill. During a crisis, eligible customers may receive up to $150 in assistance once every 12 months. Eligibility depends on household income. If you receive SNAP (food stamps), you may be eligible for the City of Portland Water Discount Program. Please contact the following agencies for more information on how to apply:

  • Human Solutions, 503-548-0217
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 503-235-9396
  • Impact NW, 503-721-1740
  • Native American Youth and Family Center, 503-288-8177 ext 229
  • Self Enhancement Inc., 503-240-0828
  • El Programa Hispano Católico, 503-669-8350

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.