Mission: To work with utility companies to design and administer programs to help low-income utility customers while balancing the needs of both the customer and the utility.
Programs: Assistance was provided to over 36,192 families for heat, water, telephone, and electricity in the form of credits from utility vendors and payments by the dollar energy fund, inc. On behalf of needy individuals. In addition, the weatherization program was implemented to help customers manage their utility bills through the utilization of energy efficiency measures. Usage reduction is further achieved by providing customers home energy education sessions and energy action plans designed to help facilitate changes in energy use habits.
the pittsburgh water and sewer authority created a residential homeowner assistance program to aid low income homeowners facing potentially steep costs to repair non-compliant storm sewer connections to sanitary sewers on their property. Dollar energy fund serves as the grant and loan program administrator and point of customer contact for homeowners who wish to participate in the program.
This great organization helps people stay warm in the long, cold winters by helping them to pay their heating bills.
Not only is the service of this organization vital to the continued financial viability of many families, but it is SO easy to donate to them. I used their add-a-buck program, which just lets you check a box on your utility bill to add a dollar. I don't even notice the dollar difference in my heating bill, but I know every buck is important to help people stay warm.