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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 2013/2014 Winter Heating Program Opens December 1, 2013

The Clackamas County Energy Assistance Program is accepting calls for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  This is a federal program that assists low-income households with their winter heating bills.  LIHEAP funds may be used to assist those who heat with oil, natural gas, electricity, wood and pellets.  To add your name to the wait list, call the Energy Assistance Line at 503-650-5640.  Listen carefully to the menu options and choose the one that is most appropriate for you.  Be sure to provide all of the information requested.
Note:  The program is first-come first-served and assistance depends upon available funding.  Those who are on the wait list will be notified when funds are available.

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

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.

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