Home Energy Assistance Fund

The Home Energy Assistance Fund assists low-income Arizona families and struggling households to pay energy bills through a combination of partnerships with utility companies, education, advocacy and financial assistance. Funding is supported by our utility partners (click here for a full list), individual donors and foundation grants. To make a donation, please click the DONATE link or contact the program staff.

The Home Energy Assistance Fund can provide temporary help to people or families who may be facing hardships from the loss of income, unexpected medical expenses or a possible utility shut-off.

Households must meet income requirements (gross income is counted for each household member for the previous 30 days) and some documentation will be required including:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of residency for the applicant
  • Proof of identity for each person in the home
  • Current utility bill(s)
  • Supporting income documentation for the previous 30 days

Find a local office to apply for assistance from the list below:

Apache County Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) – 928-774-1895
Apache County – Old Concho Community Assistance Center – (928) 337-5047

Cochise County South Eastern Arizona Community Action Program (SEACAP) – (928) 428-2872

Coconino County Coconino County Community Services Department – 928-428-2872
Coconino County Salvation Army, Flagstaff – (928) 774-1403

Gila County Gila County Community Services Division – 928-425-7631

Graham County –  South Eastern Arizona Community Action Program (SEACAP) – (928) 428-2872

Greenlee County South Eastern Arizona Community Action Program (SEACAP) – (928) 428-2872

La Paz County Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) – 928-782-1886

Maricopa County
A New Leaf/MesaCAN
American Legion (Veterans Only) – 602-264-7706
Avondale Community Action Program – 855-204-7797 or 623-333-2703
Banner Olive Branch Senior Center – 623-974-6797
Buckeye Office of Social Services (BOSS) – 623-386-6365 x1
Chandler Christian Community Center – 480-963-1423
City of Phoenix Human Services Department – John F. Long Family Service Ctr – 602-262-6510
City of Phoenix Human Services Department – Travis L. Williams Family Services Center – 602-534-4732
Concerned Citizens for Community Health (Vista del Camino) – 480-312-2323
Desert Mission Food Bank – 602-870-6962
Friendly House – 602-283-4330
Glendale Community Action Program – 480-730-3093
Guadalupe Community Action Agency – 480-730-3093
Maricopa County Human Services Department
Maricopa Integrated Health Services (MIHS) See Family Learning Centers below.
*Family Learning Center at Comprehensive Healthcare Ctr., 2nd Flr – 602-344-1352
*Family Learning Center at Maryvale Family Health Ctr. – 623-344-6955
*Family Learning Center at South Central Family Health Ctr. – 602-344-6460
*Family Learning Center at Chandler Family Health Center – 480-344-6165
Pathways Program (Foundation for Senior Living)
Peoria Senior Center – 623-979-3570
Phoenix Day Center – 602-252-4911 x108
Pilgrim Rest Foundation, Inc. – 602-258-0831
Pima County Community Action Agency – 520-243-7968
Pima CountyInterfaith Community Services – 520-297-6049
Salvation Army, Phoenix – 602-267-4127
Sunnyslope Family Service Center – 602-495-5229
St. Vincent de Paul – Phoenix – 602-266-4673
Sun City CAN – 623-933-7530
Tempe Community Action Agency – 480-350-5880
Tolleson Community Action Program – 623-936-2760
UMOM New Day Centers – 602-595-8700
Wickenburg Community Action Program – 928-684-7894

Mohave County Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) – 928-782-1886

Navajo County – Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) 928-774-1895

Pima County Interfaith Community Services – 520-297-6049
Pima County
St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Family
520-623-6773
Pima County Tucson Urban League  520-791-9522

Pinal County Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA) – 520-466-1112
Pinal County Open Hands Outreach Program (Veterans residing in Pinal County) – 866-721-6983

Santa Cruz County South Eastern Arizona Community Action Program (SEACAP) – 928-428-2872

Yavapai County Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) – 928-778-1422 or 928-774-1895

Yuma County Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) – 928-782-1886

Here are a few energy tips that may help lower your bill:

  • Keep your refrigerator between 36 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Try to keep your freezer full. It’s more efficient.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using a dishwasher’s drying cycle.
  • When you’re not in a room, turn off the lights, fans, TVs and electronic equipment.
  • Use power strips for electronic equipment (TV, computers, DVDs) and turn them off when not in use.
  • Lower the themostat on the water heater to 120 degrees.
  • Take shorter showers instead of baths and use low-flow showerheads for additional savings.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes and air dry clothes.
  • Keep the drapes or window coverings closed in the summer to block the sun’s heat.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Anyone facing a hardship, such as a loss of income or unexpected medical expense, may be eligible because you could end up in a utility crisis by not being able to pay the bill. To determine eligibility, household income limits do apply and gross income for each household member is counted for the previous 30 days.

Certain documentation will be required including, but not limited to, photo ID, proof of residence for the applicant, proof of identity for each person in the home, current utility bill(s), supporting income documentation for the previous 30 days.

For more information or to determine your eligibility for one of the utility financial assistance programs below, click here.

Utility Company Assistance Programs

Arizona Public Service Company – APS
EPCOR Water
Global Water
Salt River Project – SRP
Southwest Gas
UniSource Energy Services – Gas and Electric