Kaua’i Power Bill Help

The following entities provide help with electric bills for residents of Kauai, including Anahola, Eleele, Hanalei, Hanamaulu, Hanapepe, Kalaheo, Kapaa, Kaumakani, Kekaha, Kilauea, Koloa, Lawai, Lihue, Princeville and Waimea:

Catholic Charities Hawaii

Catholic Charities Hawaii is a church operated program that can help island residents with utility problems. The Catholic Charities Hawaii Community Assistance Program provides help for a number of financial emergencies including rent, electricity, gas and water bills.

To contact Catholic Charities Hawaii, call 808-241-4673. They are located at 3016 ‘Umi Street, Suite 207 in Lihue.

You may be able to receive assistance with your disconnected power bill if you are able to meet certain eligibility requirements. If you do not have any other resources available (such as family), have not previously received help within the past year and can prove that such aid would help you keep your lights on for at least 30 days, then you likely meet their eligibility requirements. Of course, aid is restricted to eligible applicants that meet the definition of lower income or are economically or socially disadvantaged.

Kauai Economic Opportunity

Kauai Economic Opportunity (KEO Inc.) is an administrator of federal LIHEAP funds. To apply for emergency shut off aid or a one time energy credit, you will need to submit an application during the enrollment period (historically during June). Make sure that you are able to present proof of need in the form of a past due bill or notice that you have received which clearly lists you by name as the account holder.

To apply or for more information, contact KEO at 808-245-4077. KEO Inc. administers federal funds, but it also receives ongoing donations through its Persons-in-Need Program. KEO Inc. is able to provide additional support through the Hopper Fund, Margaret Cargill Fund and the Teresa F. Hughes Family Trust Estate.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Seniors aged 60 and above who live within federal poverty guidelines may be eligible for the replacement of energy hogging appliances at no cost. Homeowners may be able to get older hot water heaters or refrigerators (more than 10 years old) replaced with more efficient models, thereby reducing future electric bills. Call the Community Assistance Agency on Elderly Affairs at 808-241-4470 to see if you are eligible for this valuable service.

These Kauai electric bill assistance programs can provide you with the support to get back on your feet. Keeping your lights on is crucial when you need to maintain stability during financial emergencies. Get help with your power bills and electricity needs from a trusted provider today.

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Kenneth Long is President of Debtors Unite, Inc. as well as President and Vice Chairman for Vision Credit Education, Inc. He served as a regional coordinator for the North Carolina Saves campaign. Long co-founded the Wake EITC Coalition along with Family Resource Center of Raleigh.

Long is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Industrial Relations. He subsequently received his Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. His Certificate in Financial Planning was issued by Florida State University.

Long has achieved the Accredited Credit Counselor and Accredited Financial Counselor certifications through the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning and Education. Long originally achieved the Certified Credit Counselor designation through the National Institute for Financial Education.

In addition to years of nonprofit leadership, Long has been an innovator in the field of volunteer tax return preparation programs. He assists volunteer associations and nonprofit organizations who seek to integrate credit counseling and asset-building programs with free personal income tax preparation. His approach to using free credit reports as both an incentive and a screening tool for placement into asset-building programs has been shared with members of the National Community Tax Coalition, the EITC-Carolinas Initiative of MDC, Inc. and nonprofit groups across the Carolinas.

Long assists members of our armed forces in the Carolinas, Iowa, Rhode Island, Georgia and Germany with financial readiness. Please support our Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors!

Favorite quote:

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

Thomas Jefferson
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