An important announcement from Clackamas County Social Services:

OREGON ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OEAP)

This state program operates year-round for low-income Clackamas County residents who have power bills from Portland General Electric.  During the OEAP Summer Outreach, June 1 to September 30, 2010, households that have not received energy assistance are a priority group for this program.

HOW IS ELIGIBILITY DETERMINED? To be eligible, a household’s income must be at or below 60% of Oregon’s median income. The following guidelines are based on total gross household income for all adult members, 18 and older, living in the home and the household size. The household must have an active Portland General Electric account in the name of an adult living in the home.  Both homeowner and renter households are eligible.

Size of Household / Gross Monthly Income (before taxes and deductions)

# of people: 1 Income cannot exceed $1757

# of people: 2 Income cannot exceed$2298

# of people: 3 Income cannot exceed $2839

# of people: 4 Income cannot exceed$3380

# of people: 5 Income cannot exceed$3921

# of people: 6 Income cannot exceed $4461

# of people: 7 Income cannot exceed $4563

# of people: 8 Income cannot exceed $4664

Each additional member add $101

HOW TO APPLY Applications are made through Clackamas County Social Services Division. For more information or to apply for energy assistance, call the Energy Assistance Line, 503-650-5640, select English and option 3.  Funds are limited, so there may be times when assistance is not available.  If you have never received energy assistance before, be sure to say “this is my first time requesting energy assistance” when you call to apply for Energy Assistance.

ENERGY EDUCATION Clackamas County Social Services and Clackamas County Weatherization offer Energy Savings Tips Workshops to help eligible households learn how to reduce their energy usage and improve their economic stability.  Be sure to ask about the workshops when calling for energy assistance.

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