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Utility Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and assists residents in paying for
heating costs and certain medically necessary cooling expenses. Applications are accepted during the program year, October 1 - April 30. For more information, call
1-800-510-3102 or visit

Universal Service Fund (USF)

The Universal Service Fund (USF) helps ensure energy bills are more affordable for eligible customers. Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit for details.

New Jersey SHARES

New Jersey SHARES is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to income eligible New Jersey households with energy, telephone and water bills. Visit or call 1-866-657-4273 for details.


Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. This benefit includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. Call 1-800-792-9745 for details.

TRUE Program

The TRUE Program, funded by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), is an annual assistance program designed to help low- to moderate-income households across the state of New Jersey who are experiencing economic hardship and struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills. For more information, call 732-982-8710 or visit

Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE)

The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) Program, also funded by the BPU, provides relief on natural gas and electric bills for low to moderate-income New Jersey households that are experiencing a temporary financial crisis. For more information, call 732-982-8710 or visit