Arizona Non-Profit Offers Tips to Keep Utility Bills Down

August 1, 2019 – The Arizona non-profit organization, Take Charge America, is providing tips for households to stay cool and reduce their summer bills this year.

“With a few simple changes to your routine, you can keep summer costs and stress to a minimum,” said Michael Sullivan, a personal finance consultant with Take Charge America. “Increased energy use during the summer can cause utility costs to skyrocket, deflating your plans to have fun or relax.”

Sullivan provided the following tips:

Missouri CAP Assists Low Income Households with Energy Needs

July 25, 2019 – The Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri (CAPNEMO) is offering a program to assist households with energy needs this summer. The program offers up to $300 in electric bill assistance in the summer months.

“If you come in with a shut off notice, we can pay up to that amount in the office here,” said Mary Bishop, Quality Assurance Director of CAPNEMO.

Summer Crisis Program Available in Ohio

July 3, 2019 – Ohio’s Northwestern Community Action Commission and Development Services Agency is now helping income-eligible Ohioans with summer crisis assistance as of July 1. The program offers assistance in paying electric bills as well as assisting in air conditioning system repairs. Ohio assisted more than 879 households with LIHEAP summer crisis assistance last year. The crisis program ends August 31.

Annual NEUAC Conference Held in Fort Worth, TX

June 13, 2019 - The 2019 Annual NEUAC Conference was held this week in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 3 through June 6. Utility representatives and non-profit members, among others, attended workshops and exhibits that highlighted issues and solutions to helping low-income energy consumers become self-sufficient. The National Energy Assistance Director’s Association (NEADA) also hosted their annual membership meeting Monday, June 3.