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Help available to pay your electric bill
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Help available to pay your electric bill

Ruskin, Florida -- For the next several weeks, Hillsborough County has funds immediately available to assist low-income Ruskin residents with payments of their delinquent electric bills through its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Qualifications:

  • Have a total household gross income below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (guidelines available on the County's Social Services webpage.)
  • 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

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 to SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE in Ruskin, 813-671-7647.
  • • 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.

Residents need to make an appointment in advance by calling their Neighborhood Service Center in order to apply.

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

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