Utility and Housing Assistance
Works with utility companies to ensure that their customers have options when it comes to making their utility payments during times of crisis.
* CAP (UGI): Provides lower monthly payments and forgiveness of back balances for individuals at/below 150% of FPIG.
* Operation Share (UGI): Provides a one-time grant for families that fall at/below 250% of FPIG and are typically over income for the CAP program.
* EFSP: Federal funding providing emergency heating assistance to individuals with the cost of one month's usage of fuel oil or propane or one month's usage of a past due utility bill.
* ESG: Funding for individuals and families facing an eviction, shut-off notice, living in a shelter or other place not meant for human habitation.
301 South Fifth Street
Reading, PA 19602
Eligibility: Call for information.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (610) 373-5208 Main
  • (610) 373-3489 Fax
Intake Procedure: Call
Fee Amounts: Vary; client portion required for some assistance
Facility/ADA access: Information not available.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
  • Rent Payment Assistance
  • Rental Deposit Assistance
  • Utility Bill Payment Plan Negotiation Assistance
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