When a utility account remains delinquent, it not only threatens a family’s financial stability—it can be the difference between remaining in the shelter system or obtaining permanent housing.
Through a partnership with the City’s Office of Supportive Housing (OSH), UESF helps families exit the shelter system by assisting with their back utility arrearages. With a cleared utility bill, these families become eligible for permanent housing and can move toward housing stability.
To be eligible, individuals and families must:
- Be a resident of a City Shelter
- Have a utility arrearage that prohibits you from obtaining housing
- Have a referral from shelter to the Office of Supportive Housing
Check your eligibility
Take a screening test to find out how we can help you.