Home Energy Assistance Program
This winter has been very difficult on a lot of people. Schools have been closed, streets have been blocked with snow, and families have had to juggle getting to work, finding last minute childcare and keeping up with their bills, all the while keeping their sanity. At NeighborImpact, we have also felt the effects of the winter season, especially in our Energy Assistance Program. Funds are being stretched as far as we can stretch them, yet we struggle to keep up with the need.
Due to the extended and extreme cold weather and the overwhelming need for energy assistance, our Federal grant (LIHEAP) funds have been exhausted.
We do have some additional energy assistance funding from Pacific Power, and, therefore, starting Monday, Feb. 13th, Pacific Power clients may apply for assistance if they have a final notice or have been disconnected. We will have a few appointments available in each of our NeighborImpact office locations and clients will need to call 541-504-2155 to schedule an appointment. We will not be accepting paper applications and we will not be able to assist clients without an appointment.
We will continue to advocate for those households we cannot assist with energy funds by making referrals and providing information.