The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Emergency Utility Assistance

Low-income residents of Philadelphia can access emergency utility assistance through the Utility Emergency Services Fund, a 501(c)(3) that helps to pay heating bills in the case that a heating utility is about to be shut off.  24-hour heating crisis assistance is also available in Philadelphia through the Energy Coordinating Agency.  

When we spoke to Christina in October, her gas had been off for several months, which during the warmer months meant that they had no hot water and had to heat water on the stove to bathe the children. We don't know what her situation is like now that winter has come.


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