In this time of COVID, many people are struggling to keep up and pay bills. Our local utility providers and the State of New Jersey have financial assistance programs to help those in need.
Elizabethtown Gas- https://www.elizabethtowngas.com/residential/energy-assistance
Help is also available through New Jersey Shares, an organization that connects low- and moderate- income households with the available resources necessary to not only address their current situation, but also any ongoing needs through advocacy, community outreach, education, referral and the utilization of a multilingual call center. NJ SHARES serves as a “safety net” for households that face an emergency or a crisis situation. To see NJ SHARES programs, go to https://njsharesgreen.org/programs/. To connect with a local organization that can help with applications, go to https://njsharesgreen.org/agencies/.
The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs provides energy assistance to low-Income eligible households that are having a difficulty paying their heating and cooling bills and need help weatherizing their homes. More information can be found at https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/energy.html.