Below is a list of organizations that offer utility assistance in Los Angeles.
The first thing you need to do is apply for LIHEAP (if you haven’t already).
If you know of any utility assistance organizations that are not listed here, or found errors/incomplete information please contact us.
California residents can get assistance for paying their utility bills from the CARE Program (California Alternative Rate for Energy). This program provides a monthly discount on utility bills for low to moderate income households and housing facilities if they meet qualifications. The qualifications are based on your total annual household income as well as the total number of persons who are living in your home.
Alpine National Gas – (209) 772-3006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anaheim Public Utilities Department – (714) 765-4419
PG&E – www.pge.com/care
Edison – www.sce.com/rebatesandsavings/incomequalified/CAREFERA
SDG&E – www.sdge.com/residential/assistServCare.shtml
PacificCorp – www.pacificpower.net/Article/Article23256.html
Southern California Gas Company – www.socalgas.com/residential/assistance
Bear Valley Electric – (800) 808-BVES (2837) or (909) 866-4678
NV Energy (Formerly Sierra Pacific) – www.nvenergy.com/home/assistance/care.cfm or 1-866-675-6627
Southwest Gas – www.swgas.com/assistance/ca/care.php
West Coast Gas – (916) 364-4100 or 1-866-743-2273
Case management for homeless and low-income families; emergency assistance (food, clothing, motel vouchers); transportation assistance; parenting classes and baby diaper program; community and neighborhood events; winter utilities’ assistance; senior social support group; culturally-based art, music and dance classes; and summer camp for children. Building Strong Families Program offers family advocacy, case management and life skills training.
1307 Warren Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 264-8700 or (323) 264-8701
St. Mary’s Center
Emergency food, motel vouchers, utilities’ assistance, legal assistance, case management, medical referrals and linkages to community resources
4665 Willow Brook Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90029
Long Beach Community Services Center
Basic assistance with food, shelter, utilities, clothing and transportation; case management, information and linkages to community resources
123 East 14th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813
Mon-Thurs: 10:00am-noon & 2:00-3:00pm
San Juan Diego Center
Case management; emergency services (food, clothing, motel vouchers); information and referral; utilities’ assistance; baby diaper program; immigration and refugee services; transportation assistance and community events
4171 North Tyler Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731
Mon-Fri: 9am-noon & 1:00-3:30pm
Mahar House Community Center
Case management services; parenting, life skills, and financial literacy classes; GED preparation in Spanish; after-school tutoring for youth; emergency food; utilities’ assistance and Earned Income Tax Credit services
1115 Mahar Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744