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Utility Assistance


Do you need help paying your utility bills? Our Utility Assistance program offers financial assistance to low-income families in Washington County, Oregon. If your household income is at or below 60% of Oregon's median income, you may qualify for help with electricity, natural gas, bulk fuel, water, garbage, and high-speed internet. 

A past-due notice or disconnection is not required to apply for assistance. You are encouraged to fill out an application before you receive a utility notice. All applications are completed and processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If you are within 24 hours of disconnection, please call 503-615-0771 and leave a voicemail.

Did you know you can apply for all available utility assistance with one application?


From July 1, 2024 through August 31, 2024 Community Action is offering portable AC units for seniors 65 or older.  Families can apply as long as at least one person in the household qualifies. All applicants must meet the standard income qualifications and live in Washington County.  


Garbage Bill Discount and Water Assistance

Garbage bill discount programs and water assistance programs are available for income-qualified residents. These programs are for residents who pay directly for water and garbage, are not paying a third party, or are not in collection services. You can receive assistance once a year. Click the buttons below for what may be available in your area.

Assistance with energy bills is available to all qualified Washington County residents.  Residents can receive direct bill assistance on electricity, gas, or bulk fuels one time per year.  Most programs have the same or similar eligibility requirements, so we strongly encourage you to apply for all assistance you may be eligible for.

COMMUNITY ACTION WILL BE PAUSING APPLICATIONS AND WILL RESUME AGAIN ON JUNE 20TH.  Feel free to still apply for local water and garbage assistance in the meantime below.