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Energy Assistance

The Energy Assistance Program helps low income Clackamas County households pay their heating bills during the winter, and their electricity and gas costs all year long.

Energy Assistance 2014 Summer Outreach Program

Funds are available during the summer months for eligible Clackamas County residents who need help with their Portland General Electric and NW Natural bills.  While the program will continue to serve those who have previously received Energy Assistance if they are eligible, the goal of the Summer Outreach Program is to reach those who have never before received Energy Assistance.  When you call the Energy Assistance line, leave your message and be sure to mention if you have never received Energy Assistance before.

How do I apply?

Call the Energy Assistance Line at 503-650-5640. This line is kept up-to-date and will indicate who may apply based on funding availability.  Listen carefully to the message and select the prompt that best fits your need for assistance.  Calls are returned in the order received.  Energy Assistance staff do not see walk-ins.

Who is eligible?

Eligibility is based on the total gross household income received by all adults age 18 and over living in the home at the time of the application.  This program is only available to residents of Clackamas County.

2013-14 Program Year Income Guidelines

Household Size

Gross Monthly Income
(before taxes and deductions)

1$1,808.91
2$2,365.49
3$2,922.08
4$3,478.67
5$4,035.25
6$4,591.84
7$4,696.20
8$4,800.56

Each additional member: add $106.42

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