Help With Heating Bills and Assistance in Oregon
The Oregon Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is federally funded assistance program. Funds are provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is not an entitlement program. LIEAP is an assistance program that was designed to help lower income and struggling households with home heating bills. To be eligible for aid, a household's income must be below a certain threshold as determined by Oregon. The income levels are based on total household size and household income. To be eligible for assistance, a household must also have documented energy costs. Both renters as well as homeowners are eligible for help.
The Oregon Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program provides free energy conservation and weatherization advice and services at no cost to households below about 60 percent of Oregon statewide median income. Primary funding for this assistance program is from the U.S. Department of Energy. Other money is also contributed from utility companies, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and also the Bonneville Power Administration.
This is a statewide fund that will prevent disconnection of heating and utility service during inclement weather by helping with paying utility and heating bills.
Cascade Natural Gas - Winter Help. The help and grants funds are targeted for lower income households that may be at risk of disconnection of heating service.