There are several places to get emergency utility assistance in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding cities. I have outlined several below:
* The Salvation Army - Offers APS bill assistance for those demonstrating extenuating circumstances and need. They have a lifetime assistance help to you of 3 times, so only contact if you really can not pay the bill yourself. (602) 267-4122.
*Phoenix Catholic Charities - Offers utility assistance up to $200 dollars. This is a loan and it has to be paid back. You must attend a class first in order to be considered. (602) 997-6105. www.catholiccharitiesaz.com.
*DES (Department of Economic Security) - (LHEAP) The federal government will pay your utility bill one time if needed. You must go through DES to apply for this assistance. www.az.des.gov
*APS - Offers low income family a 40% reduction in cost for those who are eligible and apply. If you have recently lost your job or your income has decreased significantly over the last year you may want to contact them and apply as it takes 30 to 45 to process the application. www.aps.com