The following agencies may be able to assist you with your delinquent electric bill. It takes time for agencies to act on each request, so contact them now and don't wait until your service is disconnected. You may also want to check with local Red Cross, Salvation Army or Veteran's Services. Several church private community agencies also may help in case of severe emergency.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Agencies in Ashland, Huron, Lorain, and Richland Counties may be able to help with delinquent electric bills. Click here for local assistance contact information.
Home Rehabilitation Programs
Federal home rehabilitation programs, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Development, are available throughout the state. The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) offers home rehabilitation and home repair services. Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) is a residential energy efficiency program that reduces the energy use of income-eligible households. Click here to learn more about applying for funding.
United Way's 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a phone line for information and referral to area resources and services. It is a free, 24-hour service so you get the help you need when you need it. 2-1-1 serves Cuyahoga, Allen, Ashland, Belmont, Crawford, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lawrence, Marion, Medina, Portage, Van Wert, Wayne and Wyandot Counties. Click here to get more information.