Utility Resources for District of Columbia Gas and Electric Consumers:
Mortgage Assistance Program(DCHFA)
As businesses in the Washington, D.C. region have had to close and/or reduce staff, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency recognized an opportunity to provide financial assistance to those impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Through DC MAP (Mortgage Assistance Program) COVID-19, qualified borrowers can receive up to $5,000 monthly in financial assistance paid toward their mortgage for up to 6 months.
Stronger Together by Assisting You (STAY DC)
Mayor Bowser announced the launch of Stronger Together by Assisting You (STAY DC), a new platform to consolidate the District’s rental assistance programs during the COVID-19 public health emergency. DC renters seeking assistance with their rent or utilities due to hardships experienced during the public health emergency can apply on the new platform stay.dc.gov.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
DOEE assists income-eligible District households with heating and cooling energy costs through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Eligible households may receive energy bill assistance between $250 and $1,800 as a one-time regular energy assistance benefit. This benefit is based on household size, total household income, heating source, and type of dwelling. https://doee.dc.gov/liheap
Utility Discount Programs (UDP)
The Utility Discount Programs (UDP) assists low-income District residents reduce their utility costs. To qualify, your utility bills need to be in your name and you must meet income guidelines (below) established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If you're eligible, you could receive discounts of:
Up to $475 per year on your electric bills ($300 per year if you don't have electric heat).
Up to $276 during the winter season on your gas bills.
Over $400 annually on your water and sewer bills. https://doee.dc.gov/udp