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Fresno EOC Energy Services can help households with energy costs and water bills, and now they are making it even easier with a new location to find assistance.The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the new Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) have an additional office space in northwest Fresno which just opened September 20. It is housed in a 33,000 square foot building at the Wine Press Shopping Center on Shaw and Marks Avenues. It is just one of many community partners working in collaboration with the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board to provide wrap-around services at one location, the new Workforce Connection-Comprehensive Center.

LIHEAP provides eligible low-income households in Fresno County with financial assistance for heating and cooling bills once per calendar year. In 2021, the program helped 9,715 households in Fresno County with $4,407,886 toward their electric, gas, and propane bills.

LIHWAP can help families pay overdue water bills accumulated before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum benefit amount is $2,000, which is a one-time payment that will be directly applied to their utility bill.

LIHEAP and LIHWAP Director Gilda Arreguin says, “We are located with Workforce Connection at Shaw and Marks because we want to make our services accessible to everyone. We know the buses stop near here, and there is free parking. So, we want to make it  easy for you to come and sign up for our programs. And, of course, you will be able to receive other services as well.”

Partner agencies will also have offices at the northwest Fresno location to provide wrap-around services, including the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Social Services, Department of Rehabilitation, and the California Indian ManPower Consortium.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in August. You can get a look inside during an Open House event scheduled for October 20 from 3-6PM.

Click here for other LIHEAP locations or call (559) 263-1320 to make an appointment.

 

About Fresno EOC Energy Services

 

Fresno EOC Energy Services provides financial assistance for heating and cooling bills through LIHEAP and water utility bills through LIHWAP. Energy Services also assists eligible households with no cost energy efficiency improvements when certain conditions are met.

 

For media inquiries, please contact Claudia.solis@fresnoeoc.org.

 

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