A missed utility payment may seem minor. But when unpaid utility bills eventually turn into a shut-off notice, the consequences can be severe.

UESF’s mission to keep families in their homes was built on utility assistance. Our signature program allows us to provide utility grants—matched dollar-for-dollar by utility companies—to prevent shut-offs. UESF also works directly with the Philadelphia Water Department and the Water Revenue Bureau to stabilize housing through plumbing repairs, water conservation, public benefit screening, and financial counseling.

Learn more about UESF’s utility assistance.

Our Housing Stabilization Programs

Utility Grant Program

UESF provides financial assistance to low income individuals and families who are facing utility terminations or who have had their utilities shut off. Learn more

Water Conservation Housing Stabilization Program

Low-income families with high water usage and high bills often get behind on their bills and face having their water turned off. UESF helps water customers facing these challenges. Learn more

Oil Assistance Program

UESF provides direct assistance for oil for low-income individuals and families who are unable to afford the cost of an oil delivery. Learn more