Help Paying Utilities




Virginia programs to help with paying utility bills

Get help with bills in all cities including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Richmond.

Dominion Virginia Power
Provides free energy star cooling fans, which will help lower utility bills in your home, to elderly Virginians who reside within the Dominion Virginia Power service area. The resident must be 60 or older. Additional assistance programs from Dominion Virginia Power.

Virginia Natural Gas
They offer a Home Weatherization Assistance program that is available to eligible households. A professional service crew will visit a home and determine what weatherization measures will best suit the house and that will lower utility bills. Some of the services they might recommend include: additional insulation for ceilings and walls to help lower heating bills, caulking and weatherstripping; repair of leaky duct systems and repair/replacement of heating/cooling systems with Energy star products.   Find additional programs. Click here.

There are also numerous charitable organizations that will provide help paying utility bills and electric bills. They include :

American Electric Power

Appalachian Power
This utility company also offers the Neighbor to Neighbor Program, which provides help to low income customers. Read more.

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Help is provided to people in Virginia to help pay their gas bills.

City of Charlottesville
Gas Assistance Program
Provides emergency payments for lower income households in Virginia to help them pay utility bills if the customers are not able to pay their bills on their own and if have exhausted other government assistance options.





Columbia Gas of Virginia
Heatshare. A good program for heating assistance. Direct aid may be offered. Learn more about this service, and find other Columbia Gas financial assistance programs.

Dominion Virginia Power, Virginia Natural Gas, Harrisonburg Electric Commission - EnergyShare. Helps lower-income households in Virginia pay any type of energy or heating heating bill.

Dominion Virginia Power
In addition to the EnergShare program mentioned, the utility company can provide fans, runs energy bill saving fairs for customers, and can provide other forms of financial help for paying electric bills. Find a listing of more Dominion Virginia Power programs.

Washington Gas
Washington Area Fuel Fund
This will provides heating bill assistance payments to homes in the Washington D.C. area that do not qualify for, or if they have exhausted, other government aid. Click here for more details on this program or other resources.

Weatherization Programs - Qualified individuals can save hundreds of dollars per year from the weatherization program. It is offered at no cost to income qualified residents. Contractors will analyze your energy usage, and install various conservation measures in your home. Learn more.

Read how others are coping, and getting help, in Virginia. More.



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