Oahu electric bill assistance is available from reputable providers that can help with past due power bills. Disconnections or late payment notices are correctable, and you can benefit from programs that provide cash or energy credits when you are unable to pay your power bill. Take a look at the programs serving Oahu and the communities of Aiea, Ewa Beach, Haleiwa, Hauula, Honolulu, Kaaawa, Kahuku, Kaneohe, Laie, Pearl City, Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Waialua, Waianae, Waimanalo and Waipahu:
Catholic Charities Hawaii
Catholic Charities Hawaii provides help with electric bills, especially to households that have experienced a disruption of service. Applicants must be lower income families who have experienced a recent financial emergency or other distress that has caused them to be temporarily unable to keep their electricity connected.
Approval is generally reserved for those that do not have other sources of aid, such as help from family members. Electric bill assistance is provided a maximum of once per year, with preference to those who are socially or economically disadvantaged. In addition to electricity assistance, limited aid is available for rent, gas and water bills.
To apply, call 808-521-4357 or apply in person at 1822 Keeaumoku Street, Clarence T.C. Ching Campus in Honolulu.
Honolulu Community Action Program
The Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) serves lower income households that are eligible for federal assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). You must apply during the month of June.
Eligibility is strictly limited according to income limits that are set based on the number of family members living in the household. These income limits are subject to change on an annual basis.
Aid is provided for two purposes. First, households who need help with rapidly increasing electricity rates can get ongoing assistance through credits to their utility accounts. Second, whenever a shut-off creates and emergency situation, immediate assistance is possible once the utility company confirms the amount due to restore service. To apply for power bill help, call HCAP at 808-521-4531.
Residents of Honolulu and other communities of Oahu can get electric bill assistance as long as eligibility requirements are met. It is recommended that you get help right away, before your power is disconnected.
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.
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