New, Federally Funded Utility Assistance Program Available for Pennsylvania Homeowners
PHILADELPHIA (February 9, 2022) – Many PECO customers facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have a new resource to help pay the balance of their utility bills.
The Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund (PAHAF), helps to support Pennsylvania homeowners due to financial hardships caused by the pandemic. The grant funding can be applied to a customer's electric and natural gas bill to pay outstanding balances incurred during the pandemic. The maximum utility assistance is capped at 24 months or $3,000. The PAHAF program will also provide help with mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, homeowner association fees and condominium fees. PAHAF applications is now open to eligible Pennsylvania Homeowners. For more information and to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund.
"We understand the financial hardships our customers are faced with at this time," said Funmi Williamson, PECO senior vice president and Chief Customer Officer. "The Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund will be a very valuable resource for homeowners. We are committed to our customers and the communities we serve and will continue to provide them with necessary support to help them through this difficult time."
While PAHAF provides grants to customers who are homeowners, PECO offers a variety of bill relief options and assistance programs to help customers make ends meet. Residential customers should act now and can find out more about options online at www.peco.com/help.
Additional customer assistance programs include:
Customer Assistance Program (CAP): An annual credit based on household income and energy use.
Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): A federal grant program to help low-income customers manage their energy costs and ensure service during the heating season.
Matching Energy Assistance Fund (MEAF): A program funded by voluntary contributions of customers and matched dollar for dollar by PECO for up to $1,000 in total assistance for those who qualify.
Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Services (CARES): A referral and information service designed to assist customers who have special needs or extenuating circumstances that prevent the payment of their utility bill.
Save the date for the 2022 Plumstead Volunteer Fire Company Blaze of Glory 5k and Color Run!
Saturday, March 5th 11am to 2pm
Dublin Fire Company Soup Day
Last soup day of the season!
194 N. Main St, Dublin
Take out only
Preorder take out quarts of soup by calling 215-249-3740 after 9am on the day of the soup sale.
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Don't forget to turns clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night, March 12th! It's also the perfect time to change batteries in smoke detectors.
March 2022 Township Calendar:
All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the meeting room at 3112 Bedminster Road unless otherwise stated.
Agendas are available at www.bedminsterpa.com, under the "Township Government" tab, 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Tuesday, March 8th: 8:30am:Board of Supervisors Work Session Meeting Wednesday, March 9th: 7:30pm: Board of Supervisors March Meeting Tuesday, March 15th: 7:00pm:Zoning Hearing Board Meeting Wednesday, March 16th: 7:00pm: Planning Commission Meeting Thursday, March 24th: 7:00pm: Bedminster Municipal Authority Meeting
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