The City of Ashlandís Low Income Energy Assistance Program (ALIEAP) assists low income residents with electric bill costs during the winter months. Eligible Ashland residents include those whose income is at or below 65 percent of Oregonís median income based on household income and size. Qualified recipients receive a credit on their electric utility charges. Credits of up to 50 percent are given to seniors and disabled persons for up to six months and credits of 50 percent to other qualified residents for up to three months. The maximum allowed credit for either group is $300. Beginning October 1, applications are available at the Utility Billing Counter at City Hall or by calling (541) 552-2038.
The Ashland Parks and Recreation Department Senior Services Division can assist seniors in the process. For senior assistance, call (541) 488-5342. Over 500 Ashland residents were helped with these programs last year. If you know of someone who might qualify and needs assistance, please let them know about this program.
The deadline to submit the application is January 31, 2020. Please note: in the printed version of the City Source the deadline is incorrect. The correct deadline is as stated above January 31, 2020.