The Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission offers 2 rental assistance programs: (1)The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which provides financial assistance to help offset an eligible Fresno County household’s home energy costs; and (2) the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) which provides assistance to eligible households that are in a crisis situation. Examples include a household that has received a 24- to 48-hour disconnect notice or service termination by its utility company or a household facing an energy-related crisis of life-threatening emergency in the applicant’s household, including a combustible appliance.
Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To be eligible for LIHEAP and ECIP, one must be a Fresno County resident, be low-income (guidlines posted on website), have a valid social security card, provide income verification, provide a government issued i.d., and provide pages 1-3 of current energy bill or 48-hour notice or shut off or provide a current receipt of wood, propane, home heating oil, or gas. More detailed information is available at http://www.fresnoeoc.org/files/pdf/2013-liheap-english.pdf.
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