Energy and Weatherization Programs
The Lane County Human Services Division operates a variety of energy assistance, energy education and weatherization programs.
Energy Assistance programs provide a payment directly onto an applicant’s utility or energy account. The Lane County Human Services Division administers six different energy assistance programs. The largest of these programs is LIHEAP.
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to low-income households for utility bills. The program is seasonal and winter services are available as early as funding allows.
Households with a person age 60 or over and households with a permanently disabled member are priority groups. Funds are dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis. Home bound applicants can be assisted with completing their applications at home. Services available in Oakridge, Cottage Grove and Florence, Eugene and Springfield.
Eligibility: 60% of Oregon median income.
Contact: Call 541-682-3835, for recorded information in English and Spanish with start up dates, eligibility information and a list of LIHEAP agencies.
Senior citizens, ages 60 and older, contact one of the following senior centers:
|Campbell Community Center in Eugene
|Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield
|Cottage Grover Senior Connections
|Florence Senior Connections
||541-902-9430 ext. 7835
|Oakridge Senior Connections
|Veneta Senior Connections
|Junction City Senior Connections
Non-senior households, including households with a disabled person, contact one of the following agencies:
Waiting List Status: Waiting List opens at all agencies on November 1, 2013
|St Vincent de Paul in Eugene
|Catholic Community Services in Springfield
|Community Sharing in Cottage Grove
|Siuslaw Outreach Services in Florence
|St Vincent de Paul in Oakridge
Energy Education programs teach households how to lower their household energy usage and manage their utility bills. The Human Services Division administers four different energy education programs. The largest of these programs is EWEB Customer Care Plus.
- EWEB Customer Care Plus (ECCP) provides energy education and a kit of energy saving devices to income qualified EWEB customers. ECCP also includes bill assistance, financial management education and referrals to weatherization and other community resources.
Eligibility: EWEB customer household with income at or below 60% of Oregon Median Income.
Contact: (541) 682-3378 for information
- Residential Energy Assistance Challenge (REACH) offers help to income qualified Lane County renters and homeowners (including mobile homes) in the following areas: energy conservation education and bill paying assistance.
Eligibility: EPUD and Blachly Lane Electric Cooperative customers with income at or below 60% of Oregon Median Income.
Contact: 541-682-3378 for information.
The Lane County Human Services Commission partners with the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County (HACSA) to provide home weatherization services throughout Lane County. The Weatherization program assesses homes for weatherization needs and installs insulation and windows, and seals heating ducts.
- Eligibility: Lane County renters and home owners (including mobile homes) with income at or below 60% of Oregon Median Income.
Contact: 541-682-3999 for information