Paying Bills

Utility assistance: Electricity, Water, Weatherization

  • Utility assistance - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). Contact PG&E utility bills. 510-881-0300 x 245.
  • Weatherization program - Low income households may be eligible to receive free energy conserving measures to their home, such as door weather stripping, attic insulation, minor home repairs such as door or glass replacement, faucet aerators, and other energy and utility saving measures such as free compact fluorescent bulbs, ceiling fans, and even efficient refrigerators. Contact Spectrum at 510-883-0921.
  • Water bills - Financial assistance may be offered for paying water bills.

Spectrum Community Services Inc. provides the HEAP program, provide energy bill assistance and weatherization services to low-income residents of Alameda, Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union City. Phone 510-881-0300.

Electric and Utility Bill Programs

Besides the non-profit agencies and government organizations, some resources and services are offered directly by energy companies in California.

Discounted Telephone Service from LifeLine

California provides savings and low cost phones, either cell or home, to low income households.

Energy bill charity programs

Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program offers free and/or discounted oil.