City Offers Limited Electricity Bill Assistance for Low-Income Seniors, Persons with Disabilities, and Veterans

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In response to the growing need to support vulnerable individuals struggling to pay electricity bills, the City of Corpus Christi’s Limited Utility Assistance Program will accept applications from low-income seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans needing bills. Assistance is limited to no more than $500 per household.

Utilizing $130,000 of funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant allocation, the program is expected to serve approximately 260 households.

Applications are being accepted now, and the application process will close when 350 applications have been received. Once applications are received, they will be screened for eligibility, with payments made directly to the electricity utility company providing service to the household.

Eligible seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans must have a combined household income at or below 50 percent of the area median income. For a one-person household, that income limit is $27,150. The limit for a family of four must be below $38,750 a year.

Applications are available online at cctexas.com/gmd, at City-operated senior centers, and the Neighborhood Services Department at City Hall. Applications are also available to people in the Senior Companion Program.

Applications can be submitted by email to utilityassistanceprogram@cctexas.com or dropped off at the Neighborhood Services Department, 2nd Floor City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Applications are not accepted at City-operated senior centers.

For more information, call 3-1-1 or visit cctexas.com/gmd.

Media representatives can contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at 361-826-3583 or email gabrielam@cctexas.com.

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