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Electric bill payment assistance available in Hillsborough
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Electric bill payment assistance available in Hillsborough

Hillsborough County, Florida-- Hillsborough County’s Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) has funds immediately available to assist senior citizens and low-income households with payments of their electric bills.

Households that include senior citizens may qualify for Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) funds if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have a total household gross income below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (guidelines available on the County’s Social Services webpage.)
  • Have at least one member that is 60 years or older
  • Reside in Hillsborough County
  • Are a U.S. Citizen, qualified alien or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Have a recent past due or final notice energy bill

Low-income households can qualify for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have a total household gross income below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (guidelines available on the County’s Social Services webpage.)
  • Are responsible for paying their home heating or cooling bills
  • Reside in Hillsborough County
  • Are a U.S. Citizen, qualified alien or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Additional requirements may be necessary for eligibility determination. Applicants will be informed of these requirements at the time of application.

How To Apply:

Applicants will need to bring the following information with them:

  • Proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days. This proof can be a pay check stub, employer letter, public assistance check, Supplementary Security Income check, unemployment check or a pension check stub.
  • Proof of home energy obligation or electric bill
  • Picture identification
  • Proof of Hillsborough County residency, such as: valid driver’s license with current address, a letter from your landlord or mortgage company, voter’s registration card, etc.

Where to turn in applications:

  • Neighborhood Service Centers Locations and Phone Numbers
  • Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, 3402 N. 22nd St. in Tampa, 813-272-5220
  • Plant City Neighborhood Service Center, 307 N. Michigan Ave. in Plant City, (813) 757-3871
  • SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. S.E. in Ruskin, 813-671-7647
  • University Community Resource Center, 13605 N. 22nd St. in Tampa, 813-975-2153
  • West Tampa Neighborhood Service Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave. in Tampa, 813-272-5074

Hillsborough County’s Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are federally-funded programs offered by the Department of Family and Aging Services. For more information, contact one of the above neighborhood service centers or 813-272-6770.

Release courtesy of  Hillsborough County.

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