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PHILADELPHIA’S RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OFFERS RELIEF TO PGW CUSTOMERS

Customers may qualify for up to $2,000 to help with their PGW bills plus rent assistance

                    

PHILADELPHIA (April 27, 2021) – Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW) customers who have been financially impacted by the pandemic may be eligible for up to $2,000 for their past-due PGW bills through Phase 4 of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program.

 

PGW recommends that customers visit PHLRentAssist.org immediately to apply for relief which is open to both tenants and landlords, and provides rental, gas, electric and water assistance. Under the program’s guidelines, utility payments:

  • Can be provided for up to 18 months total;
  • Must have been accrued on or after March 13, 2020;
  • Can only be for the current month and past due utility payments; and
  • Go directly to the utility provider (PGW). 

 

Tenants who previously received assistance program funding can apply for Phase 4 only for the months in which they have not received prior assistance. Landlords applying on behalf of an eligible tenant must have the tenant’s written permission. The program is administered by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation and is open until funding runs out.

 

“PGW is grateful to the City for expanding the Rental Assistance Program to our customers who face ongoing financial challenges due to the prolonged health crisis,” said Craig White, President and CEO of Philadelphia Gas Works. “This relief funding will help PGW customers continue to enjoy their natural gas service, avoid debt, and give them some peace of mind.”

 

PGW is also encouraging customers to apply for a free Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant in an amount of up to $1,000 before the April 30 deadline. Customers can call PGW’s Customer Care Team at 215-235-1000, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., to receive a LIHEAP application or print the application at pgworks.com/liheap.

 

PGW will provide information on the Rental and Utility Assistance Program, as well as other PGW payment assistance options, at COVID-19 vaccination sites throughout the city.

 

For more information, visit pgworks.com/residential/customer-care/payment-assistance



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