Omaha Public Radio News
Wed July 15, 2009
Utility assistance available to families in need
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Omaha, NE – Metro area families needing help paying utility bills may be able to receive assistance.
A partnership between the Omaha Public Power District and American Red Cross provided $265,000 in assistance last year to 1,014 metro area families. This year's energy assistance program began June 29.
The elderly, people with serious medical conditions and families experiencing a financial crisis are given priority. One-time assistance of up to $300 is available.
If you need utility assistance, you can call 343-7755 for an appointment.