It’s the Start of a new Energy Season! If you are 60 years and older, you may qualify for a subsidy for electricity, gas, wood, pellet stoves, propane or oil. Programs start as soon as Oct. 3. To learn more or to determine your eligibility, call the City of Eugene’s Energy Assistance Line: 541-682-5354. Funds are disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Home bound applicants can be assisted with completing their applications at home. Non-senior households, including households with a disabled person, contact Catholic Community Services in Eugene at 541-345-3642. Waiting List opens at all agencies on the first working day of November. Households can call on the first working day of each month through June to see if the list has reopened.
- EWEB Customer Care Plus (ECCP) provides energy education and a kit of energy saving devices to income qualified EWEB customers. ECCP also includes bill assistance, financial management education and referrals to weatherization and other community resources. Contact: (541) 682-3378 for information.
- Residential Energy Assistance Challenge (REACH) offers help to income qualified Lane County renters and homeowners (including mobile homes) in the following areas: energy conservation education and bill paying assistance. Contact: 541-682-3378 for information.
- Weatherization: The Lane County Human Services Division partners with the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County (HACSA) to provide home weatherization services throughout Lane County. The Weatherization program assesses homes for weatherization needs and installs insulation, windows, and seals heating ducts. Contact: 541-682-3999 for information