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Utility Crisis Assistance

Utility Assistance For Low-Income Families In Iowa

Are you overwhelmed trying to make ends meet? Behind on utility bills or had your utilities shut off? New Opportunities offers a Crisis Assistance Program to assist eligible households with limited resources in need of utility aid. 

Utility Assistance For Low-Income Families In IowaWe offer help with utility bills and other residential utility costs including:

  • Past due or disconnected natural gas
  • Past due or disconnected electric
  • Broken furnace repair & furnace replacement
  • Repair, replacement, or purchase of new heating and cooling systems including:
    • Space heaters
    • Cooling systems such as air conditioning and fans

This form of financial support for low-income families is meant to help families keep their utilities on while they catch up on utility bills. To apply for utility aid, applicants must meet the income eligibility guidelines (currently set at 200% or below the Federal Poverty Level). Eligibility for our Crisis Assistance Program requires household income verification. 

We offer a wide range of nonprofit programs for low-income families in Iowa aimed at ensuring that every Iowan has access to the tools and resources they need to lead happy and healthy lives. For additional help with utility bills and energy assistance in Iowa, we also offer the LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program). 

As an Iowa nonprofit, we strive to make Iowa utility assistance available to as many families in need as possible. Contact your local county outreach office for more information on our Utility Crisis Assistance Program or any of our other nonprofit services and programs. 

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